I was in the process of creating a VHD in order to install Windows 8 on Win7 x64 Ent when I closed the Computer Management console. I can no longer connect to the Disk Management service and cannot delete the .vhd file because it is open in "System." Did I mess up all chances of this being a viable disk?


Use Unlocker.exe or Sysinternals' Handle.exe to unlock that file, and delete after it.

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  • @swasheck , if this doesn't help you, I can tell you a way to enter as user "System". But then you must be careful, because you can change/delete/... everything. – Searush Oct 24 '12 at 20:57
  • Thanks. In the end I used Unlocker to handle it. Thank you. – swasheck Oct 24 '12 at 21:06

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