VHD is a file format which represents a "Virtual Hard Disk" drive.

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How to Copy .VHD File to Physical Hard Disk Using DD Command

I have read other question/answers on this site that say this is possible, but I'm wondering how it is done. I have tried the following command, which completes successfully, but the NTFS isn't valid ...
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How do I attach VHD file to Oracle Virtualbox?

Thanks to Update on Azure Storage Service Interruption | Microsoft Azure Blog, my VM's Windows is failed to start and Microsoft suggested me downloading System's .VHD locally for troubleshooting (VM's ...
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Windows 8 installed on VHD causing a VHD boot initialization error

I'm running 32-bit Windows 7 Professional on an HP notebook (which is 64-bit capable). Virtualisation chip has been enabled. Recently I thought I'd finally give Windows 8.1 a whirl. So, I did this: ...
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What PowerShell command would you use to create a Hyper-V virtual machine?

I've seen the following question: What PowerShell command would you use to create a Hyper-V virtual machine? New-VM -Name "VM Name" -MemoryStartupBytes <memory> -NewVHDSizeBytes <disk ...
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Triple-Boot Windows 8.1 (main OS on drive), Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux (VHD) - NO CD/DVD/USB

TL;DR Possible to Multi-Boot a main Windows 8.1 installed on drive, Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux, preferably retaining the Windows 8.1 graphical Bootloader? I have Windows 8.1, installed Windows ...
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Is it possible to mount VHD image over smb with ftp backend?

Let's say I mount remote ftp server folder to a local folder using fuse. Then I setup samba and create a share pointing to local ftp folder. Can I place a VHD image on that share and then mount it in ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 10 on VHD with WIMBoot enabled?

I want to install the Windows 10 preview in my machine. I used preview versions of Windows 8, which was installed in VHD. But in my new machine, the SSD storage is limited. I cannot afford a ~20GB VHD ...
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Hyper-V, how to share a disk?

I am configuring a new Hyper-V server (2012) with a few virtual machines to run a particular software. I need to save a huge folder on a shared disk that will be accessed on a “read only” basis; so I ...
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VirtualBox FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted. after resize

After resizing VHD file with VBoxManage modifyhd "c:\VMs\WinXP.vhd" --resize 50000 and successful operation I cannot boot from this VHD: FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted. Previous ...
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How to re-shrink a bloated vhdx

I created a Virtual Hard Disk which expanded in filesize as I stored more stuff. But it doesn't reduce back in size as I delete stuff from it. As you can see It only has 10G worth of content on the ...
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Cannot boot after vhd hard drive is resized in VirtualBox

In Windows 7, I set up another Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox. It worked great. Then, I needed to increase the vhd HD size. So, I used VBoxManage utility to do that with the following comment: VBoxManage ...
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Is it possible to boot Vista from vhd using Windows 7 boot manager?

I have a live Vista system which I want to upgrade to Windows 7. However, I don't want to break everything and ideally want to be able to rollback if Windows 7 would take longer time to configure (i ...
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How to mount a BitLocker-encrypted VHD file from the command line?

I am looking for a way to mount a BitLocker-encrypted VHD file from the command line. I do need to specify the password on the command line as well, or use some kind of key file. I don't want to have ...
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Mount the same VHD file from multiple user sessions

Is it possible to mount the same VHD file from two different user sessions? I'm using Windows 7. Scenario: user 1 logs in, mounts the VHD file user 2 logs in, mounts the same VHD file My VHD file ...
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Is it possible to copy a bootable VHD between computers?

I have a bootable VHD that I use on my laptop. I recently bought a desktop and would like to use the VHD on the desktop now rather than on the laptop. I copied the VHD to my desktop's hard drive and ...
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Paragon Backup&Recovery broken incremental backup

In April I made a full backup of my computer using Paragon Backup&Recovery 2014 Free and in June made a incremental backup using same tool. The problem is I didn't check if the backup is ok, and ...
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Multiple VM's one VHD

Is there a way to mount one VHD (or other disk image alike) between multiple Virtual Machines. I don't mean OS Image, just like a shared disk drive. I know I can have a file-server smb like share. ...
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Copying a VHD to a physical disk

I've seen a lot of guides on how to do physical -> VHD, but is there any way to easily move a VHD image to a physical disk easily? Or should I just attach the disk and go to town with GNU DD?
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How to convert a VHDX file to VHD?

I made an image with disk2vhd and unfortunately I chose VHDX instead of VHD. I didn't see any information about what to choose. Anyway, now that file is all I have, the original PC is trashed. So I ...
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How to complete restore using just a VHDX file?

Let me please explain the scenario what I went through. I have a Transcend SSD which I use to boot my PC which I upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. I have two other hard disk drives (one tera ...
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Getting Windows 8 System Image Recovery to recognize my backup

I have a bad feeling about Windows 8 backup already. I sure hope I'm just being plain dumb and somebody can enlighten me. Short story: Windows 8 System Image Recovery does not find my system image. I ...
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unable to proceed with dual-boot VHD because windows could not update the computer boot configuration

I've done this before, and everything "just worked" but for some reason setting up a VHD dual boot with Windows 7 this time is stalling. I create the VHD, no problem I Install the image form ...
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Impossible to read a VHD file

I've been given a job: open a XXXX.vhd file and extract datas from an SQL folder. The problem is that I've tried this: install "WMWare" then open it. "File unknown" as a result. install "Oracle VM ...
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Hyper-V featuers missing, moving from virtual pc

I use an instance of xp in virtual pc for some development tasks (old vb6 stuff etc). Now I'm in win 8 and setup hyper-v for this, and booted up my old vhd's in it. I've noticed right off that ...
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What is the difference between VHD and virtual disk?

I am studying for MCSA and have got myself so confused. What is the difference if any?
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How do I convert an .img file to vhd?

I have an image file (linux based image) and want to convert it to VHD so that it can be used to create hyper-V VMs. I used "qemu-img convert" to convert raw to vpc format, but vpc doesnt work for ...
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Formatting HDD containing VHD

I want to format my hard drive however I lack a second or sufficient external storage to backup my important files. Is it possible to create a VHD and then format the physical hard drive without ...
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Create a VHD File From Folders?

I have 100 GB of data that contain a lot of folders and files. Is there a way to create a VHD file from these folders and files?
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Format of Dynamic VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V

I created Dynamic VHDs using windows-7, windows server 2012 and Hyper-V. The VHD created in windows 7's Block starts right after the BAT but the VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V has a ...
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VHD Detaching when copying files

I have a dynamic GPT VHD mounted on my win 8.1 box. The format is exFAT. I'm trying to copy over about 300GB of data, which consists of about 1.2 million tiny files. Problem is that I can't get the ...
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Mounting a dynamic VHD on windows 8.1?

Not even sure this is possible- I want to create a dynamic VHD, and then mount it on my win 8.1 machine to copy files onto it. The goal would then be to upload that vhd to the cloud to mount in an ...
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Mount a VHD (VirtualBox) in OSX

How can I mount a VHD (created in VirtualBox) of a Ubuntu Server install on my Max OSX (Mountain Lion) and allow it to be found in Finder (so I can select a folder and view it's contents). If it ...
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Windows 7 system image: Previous increment not visible in Explorer

I tried out the backup tool built into Windows 7 Pro x64. In the help text, it says: "If you're saving your system images on an internal or external drive, or on CDs or DVDs, you can keep several ...
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Virtual box split virtual disk to multiple files larger than 2gb?

I am using virtual box with several large virtual disks of 3TB each. How can i split it to files of 200gb each and still use it as one virtual harddrive? The thing is that i am trying to setup backup ...
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How to make a 3TB virtual drive for virtualbox?

I need to make a large virtual drive for virtual box at 3TB, however, the max size in virtual box appears to be 2TB. How can i make a 3TB virtual disk/drive? thanks.
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Can I resize the VHDX of the running host Windows 8.1 of my system?

I can install Windows 8.1 on a VHDX as primary system, for instance by following the steps at Installing a Fresh Windows OS to a New Bootable VHD with no Host OS for Boot to VHD. That way, you are ...
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Can I use the same VHD file to switch back and forth between boot to VHD and a Hyper-V virtual machine?

I'd like to physically install Windows 8.1 Pro and convert my existing physical Windows 7 machine to a VHD as I'd like the convenience of using a Hyper-V virtual machine to access it without having to ...
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BSOD on VHD on new SSD after a friend played some 'custom' MineCraft… Malicious rootkit virus? MBR corrupt

SPEC: Dell XPS 420 with (almost brand) new Vertex OCZ SSD. Hardware tests seem ok. Hi guys, like a couple of folks have mentioned, I'm having BSOD issue (0x0000007b - 'no boot device') all of a ...
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Booting From VHD Windows 7 Stop Error 0x0000007B

I have created a a boot entry with EasyBCD 2.2, and I used a VHD that is on my C: partition. The VHD is Windows 7 Pro x86. Then I went to the edit boot menu to check that it was showing, and I hit ...
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Restore Windows 7 backup image to a VM

I've recently migrated a machine to Windows 8.1. Before I did so I created a system backup of my old Windows 7 configuration. My question is, can I restore this to a hyper-v VM in Windows 8? Having ...
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Which disk image support siplit into files, VDI, VMDK, or VHD?

Different from this quesiton, What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD? Does only vmdk format support 'splitting the storage file into files'? What about other formats? ...
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How to get the total allocated size of the files inside a folder on Windows

I have a SMB share in which I keep a bunch of dynamic VHD and QCOW2 images used as volumes for virtual machines. This share is supposed to be used by Hyper-V as well as KVM nodes. I'd like to know ...
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VirtualBox - VHD not accessible, not attached to VM, says image cannot be deleted.

I've have read & read trying to find a solution to this: I may have deleted the VHD file directly from the file location & not released it from the virtual media manager. I was able to ...
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Convert Windows.old into a virtual pc

I have rebuilt my Windows 7 ultimate operating system. I performed the rebuild over the top of its self so it automatically moved my old operating system to a Windows.old directory. I would like to ...
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Determine windows server version and service pack from filesystem using a Mac

I have a vhd disk image of a Windows Server which I have managed to mount on my mac using Parallels. The mounted vhd file contains the c: drive of the windows server. I'm fairly sure that it was ...
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Virtualbox, merging snapshots and base disk

I have a virtual machine with about 30 snapshots in branches. The current development path is 22 snapshots plus the base disk. The amount of files is seemingly having an impact now on IO and the dev ...
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How do I mount vhd disk to Ubuntu (Hyper-V)?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC. It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk VHD1. I add another VHD2 disk as SCSI. Now I want to mount this ...
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Can native vhd booted Windows see the host filesystem on which the VHD resides?

When using Native VHD boot, can Windows users see/read/write the host's file system on which the VHD resides?
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In a boot to VHD setup, is it possible to get the filename of the VHD?

I have a physical computer that I have two BCD entries for VHDs to boot from. I am looking for a way to programmatically get the name of the current VHD that has been booted to. I see possible ...