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

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Mount VHD at Boot in Windows Server 2008 R2

I need a way to attach a VHD at boot in Windows Server 2008 R2. I tried to accomplish this task by creating a diskpart script that attached the vdisk at boot, which would work if it were not for the ...
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How to make a Windows 7 Bootable VHD?

Is there an easy way to understand how to make a Windows 7 Bootable .VHD? The ones I've found are a little over me.
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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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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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Disc2vhd and partitioning

I am using Disc2Vhd to make a vhd of my drive. Does the tool support partitions? My partitions of C:\ are listed as both drives and volumes. In short, is there any issue when I select both partitions ...
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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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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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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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How to mount vhd in Windows Vista?

How do you mount a .vhd file in Windows Vista? In Windows 7 you use disk management but there is no option available for Windows Vista.
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Adding Windows 7 VHD back to multiboot in Windows 8

I have currently installed Windows 8 Pro with WMC on my laptop. This laptop came with Windows 7, here were some stock apps installed by HP that I want to run now, unfortunately, HP has not yet ...
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Install windows 8 via VHD from windows 7 bootcamp on Macbook

I know this is crazy, so hear it out. I am interested in installing windows 8 on my Macbook. I already have windows 7 installed via bootcamp from Mountain Lion. Has anyone successfully installed ...
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Install Windows 7 onto bootcamp partition from VHD image

This question has been asked once before but afaik no definitive answer has been forthcoming. Basically I have a .vhd image that was created using windows7 tools from an existing bootcamp partition. I ...
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Microsoft 2010 Information Worker Demonstration Virtual Machine on VirtualBox?

Since I'm looking to improve my Sharepoint knowledge, I downloaded the 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (SP1) from Microsoft ...
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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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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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Does Windows 7 Bitlocker support VHD drives

I'm trying to decide whether to upgrade my Windows 7 installation to either a better version of Windows 7, or to Windows 8. The decision rests on support for a specific feature. I'm aware that ...
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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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Shrink MS virtual pc VHD file in place

I need to shrink a VHD in place because almost all my system's free disk space is trapped in the unused part of the VHD. I can't use any of these methods because they all involve creating a new VHD ...
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Mouse not connected in Hyper-V

Took a VS 2005 VHD connected it to Hyper-V, uninstall Virtual Machine Additions and installed Hyper-V Integration Components. Now mouse point shows arrow rather than dot, but you cannot click anywhere ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on a virtual disk when starting the setup by booting the installation disc?

I have been reading up on the native virtual hard disk support in Windows 7. The problem is installing Windows 7 on the virtual hard disk. Whenever I boot from the installation disc, follow the usual ...
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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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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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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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Virtual PC 64-bit ntoskrnl.exe

I had a 32-bit windows 7 box running Virtual PC, with a Windows 2003 guest. It performed flawlessly. I recently put in a 64-bit Windows 7 box. I installed 64-bit Virtual PC. I copied the VHD file ...
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Hide non VHD partitions

I have two partition on my HDD: C and D. On D: I have a vhd image (with windows 7 ultimate) that I use to boot from. When I'm running the OS from VHD I can still access my physical parititons. Is it ...
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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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How can I see which edition of windows 8 is installed on a hdd image without starting it?

I have a .vhdx image of a installed Windows 8 and I need to know which edition is installed on that image. Because I encounter the same issue described in this question: Getting Windows 8 System ...
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Use vhdx backup file as Virtual Machine in Hyper-V

I have a Windows 8 machine which I backed-up using the Control Panel -> Windows 7 File Recovery -> Create System Image. This produces a folder with a lot of .xml and a 2 .vhdx files. Is it possible to ...
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Restore VHD image in a specific partition

I'm having a similar issue described in this post. I have a Windows 7 VHD image and want to restore it, but I cannot let Windows Restore format the whole HD and destroy other partitions. I don't want ...
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If you convert a HD to a VHD how do you activate Windows?

I used the HD2VHD (from Sys Internals) wit the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) enabled. However, when I try to run it, the Virtual PC guest doesn't have internet access. And when I called Microsoft ...
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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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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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One VHD attached to multiple computers

Is it possible to have one VHD and have multiple computers attach it? I get the error "Cannot attach vhd because another process is using it".
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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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Can't use VHD in a particular machine

(All the machines referred below have Windows 7 Professional.) I have a virtual machine targetted for Virtual PC. I'm able to use that disk in two different machines (32 bit and 64 bit, ...
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Create VHD from C drive (Windows 7) to boot from using Hyper-V

Is it possible to create a VHD from the C drive running Windows 7 and then boot from the VHD using Hyper-V? I have tried this using Dish2vhd by Sysinternals, but when I try to boot from the VHD in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Location of an extended partiton in a physical disk?

I am trying to copy a physical disk to a VHD file. It works fine when OS is on primary partition but when I try to copy OS which is on extended partition the VHD wont boot. The scenario is Boot files ...
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VirtualBox FATAL: INT18: BOOT FAILURE

I have just took a back up of my windows PC, in the backup folder I can see a VHD file, I thought to run this with VirtualBox, but I the boot failure message. I suspect there is not boot information ...
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Remove unallocated space on VHD

I just moved from XP to Windows 7. I wanted to virtualize my XP machine, so I copied the data to VHD and tried to boot from it. Well my drive was 149gb so I split them into 2 vhd files of their ...