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

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Should I make a VHD or VHDX out of a Server 2008 machine?

I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2 as my hypervisor. I want to transform a physical machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 to a Hyper-V guest on the 2012 machine. Can I use the VHDX format for ...
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Mounting VHD, but not to a drive letter

Can I mount VHD so I can access it from my app, but not as a drive letter. I need to access some files from my app (C# apps), but don't want it to be visible in Windows Explorer.
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Adding a non-Windows VHD to the Windows 8 boot menu

I have a Linux VM running as a Hyper-V guest within my Windows 8.1 box. Can I add this VM to the Windows boot menu in order to run it on the bare metal? If yes, then which property values do I need ...
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How do I get Windows 8 to mount a VHD at startup?

I have a VHD with a database on it, which I have attached to the database server, which wreaks havoc on the database server after a reboot and the VHD is no-longer mounted. My searching for this has ...
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Windows 7 command script to mount VHD disk with assigned drive letter via DiskPart

I use VHD disk for storing my Dropbox files on my office PC. I need the .vhd to be loaded automatically when booted i.e. I will just have to enter decode password instead of going all the way with ...
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How to see what is changed in a difference image?

After restoring a backup, there is always the question of "What was broken?" I can always create a post-catastrophe backup image offline, mount it, mount a pre-catastrophe image and use a file ...
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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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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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Setting up VHD Boot for Windows 8.1 32-bit OS on 64-bit UEFI

I have a Surface Pro 3 that natively runs Windows 8.1 64-bit. By extension, the UEFI on the device has a 64-bit boot loader. I am attempting to setup the device to allow a VHD boot into a Windows 8.1 ...
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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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Is it possible to boot a Windows VHD using GRUB on a physical machine?

Is it possible to boot Windows from a VHD file which is stored on a Linux partition? I don't want to run Windows under VirtualBox. Linux is the only OS on the hard drive, and Windows should only ...
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Have a mounted or unmounted VHD drive detect/ appear as a USB drive?

There are certain programs / apps that only use or detect USB drives to act on them / deploy stuff on them. I'd rather use a VHD drive right now for this as I don't have and wish to get the ...
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InstantGo, Hibernate, Sleep support on Windows 8.x Native Boot VHDs?

InstantGo, Hibernate, Sleep support on Windows 8.x Native Boot VHDs? www.thewindowsclub.com/instantgo-windows-8-1 I know that InstantGo only works on certified hardware such as Surface Pro 3. How ...
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Steps to Use WinToUSB app to create a Windows To Go WTG on VHD?

WinToUSB is a WTG Creator for Non-Enterprise Windows versions. http://www.easyuefi.com/wintousb/faq/en_US/How-to-use-WinToUSB.html Apparently, it does support VHDs, but I have not been able to find ...
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How to unmount a VHD via command line in Windows 10

I need to unmount a VHD with a batch script in Windows 10. The only solution I found online was directed at Windows 7 and involved Diskpart. Are there any other native Windows command line tools ...
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Why does my bootable vhdx windows 10 Enterprise installation report 5.7GB of Hardware Reserved Memory

My laptop has 8GB of memory installed and I'm running windows 10 as my primary operating system. I have also created a bootable Windows 10 Enterprise vhdx using Hyper-V so I have an isolated ...
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Can't boot vhdx in hyper-v after creation with disk2vdh

I am trying to take a machine from a physical machine to a virtual. I created a vhdx of the hard drive with the systinternals disk2vhd tool. The vhdx is on a usb hard drive. I attached the drive to ...
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VHD portability

I can't find confirmation on this but do VHDs work on disparate hardware (all hardware supporting Virtualization Technologies where possible).
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Drive letter remains after unmounting ISO/VHD

My System specs Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit 4GB RAM 1TB HDD When I unmount an ISO file or a vhd file via the Eject command in the right-click menu the file (ISO, VHD) ejects, but the drive letter ...
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Boot Windows from GRUB via virtual hard disk

Building on Is there a Linux equivalent for VHD from which it can boot? Is there any way to boot Windows from GRUB such that it is running from a virtual hard disk but everything else is on bare ...
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How to convert Windows 8.1 live machine to bootable .vhd and run it in VirtualBox?

I tried converting my PC using disk2vhd several times with no success. I check all partitions including hidden system partitions and create single .vhd file from it. I did it before with Windows XP ...
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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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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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Convert VMDK to VHD

I need to convert a VMDK to a VHD for importing into Hyper-V. It seems that the answers to the apparent duplicate here do not help me. The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter will only take the ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 8 in VirtualBox from .vhd created by disk2vhd?

I want to upgrade my Windows 8.1 machine to Windows 10, but first I need to do complete refresh of the PC. As it's hard to remember everything for backup (like settings in various programs etc) I ...
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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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Windows XP guest virtual machine: (vhd) Gives no display in Normal mode, Ok in safe mode

I'm trying to use my old Windows XP system on Ubuntu 15.10 Host. After having copied the hard drive to a vhd file, I'm trying to boot it: 1) in Normal mode: the windows XP login appears normally for ...
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Win 7 Pro VHD schedule

Hi I want to create a schedule for a physical PC running win 7 pro for creating system VHD for hyper -V. I have searched the google but could not find the proper solution. Pls suggest the method.
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Windows Backup VHD file format

I created a backup using the Windows "Backup and Restore" in Windows 7. The harddrive was encrypted using DiskCryptor. The windows image consists of 2 vhd files where one of them is the main ...
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System hangs with ESET NOD32 Antivirus and Windows 7 from VHD

I've installed the latest version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus Home Edition 4.0.468 onto a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate (x86). Windows boots from a VHD file (I suspect this is the problem). After ...
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Windows 7 missing from boot menu

Before doing anything I previously had Windows 7 only installed. I made a VHD, and used the imagex command to directly install the iso file for the Wimdows 10 preview to my vhd. I then used bcdboot ...
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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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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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Cannot browse files stored on mounted VHD with explorer, but can access via apps & directories

Running Windows 8.1 and created a VHD on an SD card (SD: NTFS; VHD: NTFS [bitlocker], Windows 8.1). Created script & task to mount on startup, and have directories stored on it (ie: documents, ...
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Using Differencing VHD on Win 7

I was given two VHDs by a service provider, differencing disk D and parent disk P. These VHDs are meant for me to get training and proceed with development in future. The instructions were to use ...
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How to create VHD disk image from a Linux live system?

Once more, I have to resort at the experts here at SuperUser, as my other sources (mainly Google ;-)) didn't prove very helpful... So basically, I would like to create a VHD image of a physical disk ...
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Windows 7 backup - multiple VHD system images on a dedicated disk

I use a 4 TB dedicated disk to save my daily VHD system images via Windows 7 Backup. However only one VHD image is being saved despite setting 100% for System Restore on that disk. Creating a new VHD ...
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Azure VM Replication and Failover

Here's the scenario: I have an application that requires the existence of an Azure VM where all components of that application are contained in that one VM. (I know.) Naturally that VM exists in a ...
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BitLocker protected VHD volume corrupted

Due to all the security hype about TrueCrypt I decided to try out VHD + BitLocker to create encrypted containers. This test went OK for a few days. I used this drive just yesterday with no issues. ...
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Paragon Backup&Recovery broken incremental backup [closed]

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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restoring a vhd file [closed]

I have a full hard drive backup stored in a vhd file (windows 7 + all my data) on my external hard drive . I just replaced my 750gb hdd with a 2tb hdd due to a hard drive crash. Is there a live cd or ...
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Boot to VHD backup plan

I have a machine that I just reinstalled Windows and all of my applications onto... what a chore that is. I want to totally and completely avoid this from now on by creating an image. My first ...
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Convert image format VHD to VHDX in-place?

I am stuck in a situation where I need to convert some large VHD image files to VHDX format. I do not have space on my disks to have both VHD and VHDX files present and I hope there is an alternative ...
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Misleading “Couldn't mount file” message after successful mounting of removable Virtual Hard Disk that is part of Storage pool

I use two-way mirror feature of Windows 8 to regularly and transparently backup my important disks on USB drive. Size of my USB drive is much higher than size of disk to backup, so allocating whole ...
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Converting .vhd file to .raw - File is too small and does not boot

I have a Hyper-v .vhd file I am trying to convert to .raw for Proxmox however every time I convert the size is less than half of the actual disk space used and when I import it doesn't boot. I ...
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Can I transfer a Windows installation from one disk to another by simple file copy?

I have a virtual hard drive (.vhd file) with a Windows 8.1 installation, and a physical hard drive with data. Can I transfer the 8.1 installation from one drive to the other without re-formatting ...
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Trying to auto-mount a VHD from microSD results in Error 0x80004005

I was following the instructions from this question down to the last detail, however on my Surface Pro 3, all I get when looking at Task Scheduling is an unknown error everytime I boot up my Tablet. ...
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Syncing virtual machines - dynamically allocated or fixed allocation VHD?

When you run a virtual machine that you want to periodically sync, is it generally faster to use a dynamically allocated VHD or a fixed allocation VHD? I'm sure this depends on a lot of factors, ...
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On Macbook Pro, Can I dual OS X, with a windows 7 VHD, with option to open Win7 VHD with as VM once inside OS X?

So Im a Network tech, working mostly in a windows environment. We do some work with OS X/IOS devices, plus all the interconnectability between IOS and OS X devices convinced me to pickup a new MacBook ...