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

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How do I convert a VDI HDD to a VHD file?

Is there a tool or a way to convert a VDI HDD to a VHD?
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Can I boot Linux from a VHD?

Is there some way to boot a Linux system from a VHD in Windows 7? If there is a way, how do I put it there in the first place? EDIT: To clarify, I'm not trying to run Linux in a VM. I'm trying to ...
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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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How would I do a VHD install of Windows 8 from Windows 7

I'm currently waiting on my shiny new system to run Windows 8 on. I have an older system that has Windows 7 installed now on which I'd like to try Windows 8 on in the meanwhile. I intend to use the ...
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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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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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Does SSD TRIM work with a 'Boot from VHD' scenario?

I have recently purchased an Intel X-25 G2 SSD (160GB) as an extra drive for my laptop. I created a fixed size disk virtual disk (40GB) and have installed Windows Server 2008 R2 onto this VHD. I now ...
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Is there a tool to convert VHD images to VDI images?

I saw the response for converting VDI images into VHD images, but I want to do the opposite conversion - is there a tool to do this?
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Windows 7 Boot to VHD using a VHD clone of the system drive

This seems like a not too difficult problem, and, after several hurdles, I'm maddeningly close. But I can't quite get there. I'm running Windows 7 in development shop. I want to start using VS2010 to ...
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Can I copy from VHD to physical disk to replace my host OS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copying a VHD to a physical disk I am planning to upgrade from a 32 bit os (Vista) to 64 bit (7). As there is no straight upgrade path, and I do not want to spend an ...
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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 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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How can I test a restore from a Windows 7 backup?

I've set up backups for my PC using Windows 7's built in scheduled backup feature that backs up to a NAS I purchased. All seems to be going well but I can't sleep well until I'm sure my backups will ...
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Converting .VHD imag to RAW format

I need to convert a VHD file (Hyper-V VM) to the Linux raw format. Is there a tool which can do this which is graphical?
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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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Compact a VHD file created by Disk Management?

My computer is running on Windows 7 64-bit. I used Disk Management to create a new VHD file and made it into a new virtual drive. The size of the disk is 8GB. After using about 3GB, I decided to ...
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Can't attach VHD

I think I may be experiencing that horrible moment when the backup fails. Somewhere hiding on this VHD is an SQL database I need to extract. This is from a Windows backup, not a virtual machine. I'm ...
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Is it possible/How to boot an XP VHD in Windows 7

In windows 7 it is pretty simple to boot directly to a VHD, given that it also contains (or you are going to install) Windows 7 (or Vista/Server 2008). This installation is made possible I believe by ...
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Boot from a VHD created by VirtualBox

I have used VirtualBox to create a VM, and installed the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview on it. I have a .VHD file with the OS installed. I am wondering, since Windows 7 supports boot from a VHD ...
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If I have a .vhd file, can it be used by Virtual PC 2007, VirtualBox, and Windows 7's Virtual PC?

If I have a .vhd file, can it be used by Virtual PC 2007, VirtualBox (open source), and Windows 7's Virtual PC (the newest Virtual PC)? Can you even run Virtual PC 2007 on a .vhd file, and then shut ...
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Dual booting from Windows 7 hard disk and a Windows 7 VHD file

I have Windows 7 Enterprise edition installed on my laptop on the real physical hard disk. Now I want to create a vhd partition on the c:\ root directory and be able to dual boot into my real machine ...
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Copying Windows 7 host to VHD

I've installed Windows 7 Ultimate and it is set to take up the entire drive, I'm also planning on storing the VHD files on this drive. Is there a way I can convert the host Windows 7 to a VHD file ...
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How does one test a Windows Complete PC Backup?

Is there any way to test or verify the state of a Windows Complete PC backup, short of actually restoring it to the same machine? (At the very least, I want to be able to verify that the file system ...
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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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Windows 8 freezing on a VHD on a MacBookPro

I've installed Windows 8 on a 2010 MacBook Pro using the Hanselman's method (VHD on native boot). Everything goes fine until it suddenly freezes and I must reboot. I have no log to see and no error to ...
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Can I open a Disk2vhd created VHD file with 7-zip?

I've created a VHD file of my C: drive, for backup purposes, using Disk2vhd 1.0. When I try opening the file using 7-Zip 4.65 (to view the contents) I get the error: "Can not open the file XXX as an ...
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Hide partition with VHD file during specialize or OOBE pass

I am creating a system based on VHD. The partition is like this: +----------+-----------+ | VHD file | User Data | +----------+-----------+   | +------------+ | SYSTEM | +------------+ The ...
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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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How do I use this IE10 Virtual Machine?

I downloaded this IE10 virtual machine for windows 7 and I have managed to mount the VHD, but how do I actually get it to start? Do I need to also install virtual PC or some other software or ...
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Can I install Windows 7 64-bit in a VM on a Windows 7 64-bit host?

I'm running a Windows 7 64-bit host, with Microsoft Virtual PC 64-bit installed. With this setup, can I install Windows 7 64-bit in a virtual machine (VHD file) as a client OS?
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Mount VHD In Ubuntu

How would one go about mount a VHD created a something like Disc2VHD in ubuntu , try the usual mount commands but cant seem to get it going
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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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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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Make vhdresizer work on XP Mode VHD files

I'm trying to shrink a Windows 7 XP Mode VHD file with VhdResizer with little success. When I select my VHD file, it says "VhdExpand only supports fixed and dynamic VHD files". My XP Mode VHDs 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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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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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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Use bootable vhd with Virtualbox

I want to create a bootable Windows 7 vhd using the steps mentioned at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=80ede31d-3509-407b-a896-0beea8705589&displaylang=en However, I ...
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Which versions of Windows 7 include Drive Manager?

In an answer to a question I asked about mounting Virtual PC images, Philippe suggested using “drive manager” in Windows 7 to mount a .VHD file. ...
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Automatically attach VHD

Is it possible to attach vhd files automatically at Windows 7 startup? I'm imagine it will be like batch script or powershell script. I've tried this solution before,but still wont work. Any guess ...
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Windows 7 Backup Image - Mount to Virtual PC?

I took a backup of my PC a while ago, and forgot what was on the backup. I noticed it created a VHD file, but I was wondering if that was safe to run in Virtual PC without corrupting the image to ...
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Is possible to share programs between Windows 8 on a VHD and Windows 7 on a physical disk?

I have a lot of programs installed on Windows 7 that I need on my Windows 8 (runs on a VHD). Do I need to duplicate all these installations or is there some tool that can update the Windows 8 system ...
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I have a differencing VHD that's eating away 90+% of my HDD. How can I shrink it?

I have a differencing VHD that's eating away 90+% of my HDD. How can I shrink it? The host OS is W7-64, the virtual is XP32.
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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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Planning VHD-based laptop install

I am about to take delivery of a new laptop with a 750GB HDD. I will be using Win7 as the base OS (as a "real" installation, direct to the tin). The base install will probably have Visual Studio ...
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Is it possible to boot Windows 8 installed to VHD from Windows 7 boot manager?

does anybody have success with booting Windows 8 Dev Preview that is installed to VHD from Windows 7 boot manager? I have no success with that. However, I have success with booting yet another ...
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windows 2008, Resize partition

Hello I try to split my hard drive to 3 partition by Windows tools, I have 385 GB free space on C drive but when I try to shrink it , only it allows 25 GB to be shrinked. windows report it is for ...
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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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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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Windows Server 2003 VHD - Evaluation expired message on a fresh installation

I'm running into a strange issue with Windows Server 2003 VHD. I downloaded and installed the VHD on my work machine. After bringing up the Virtual PC instance, I saw the message "30 day evaluation ...