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Boot Config Error, Boot from vhd

When I try to boot from VHD, I immediately get "Windows failed to start", if I select to continue startup, I go to blue screen (which is not unexpected), which tells that booting from VHD failed. If ...
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Native-boot VHD deployed operating system does not hibernate

Not several months ago I deployed a native boot VHD running Windows 10 OS, I was not using it a lot, not until now I use it frequently and sometimes I wish to save my current tasks by hibernating the ...
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Native dual Boot of Win 10 VHD via Win7 SP1. Error: winload.exe digital signature not verified, on Only 1 of 2 Identical Dell laptops

Native dual Boot of Win 10 VHD via Win7 SP1. Error: winload.exe digital signature not verified, on Only 1 of 2 Identical Dell laptops Dell Vostro 1014 -14" ...Temporarily disable driver signature ...
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Moving a Windows 10 installation to VHDX file and boot from it

Background I have a new ASUS G752VL-DH71 laptop. I would like to make a backup of the current installation of Windows 10 in the form of a virtual hard disk file (VHDX) and I would like to be able to ...
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Windows 10 Upg. Licensing: Can I move a system image repeatedly between multiple hosts?

I have several computers for different uses/locations, all licensed via the free Windows 10 upgrade program. The hardware is quite similar and I would like to take the system image with me, without ...
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Boot Ubuntu VHDX alongside Windows 10

I have a Windows 10 installation on my Lenovo T430s laptop. I would like to dual boot into an Ubuntu 14.04 VHDX at startup that was created using Hyper-V (running on the same laptop). The Ubuntu ...
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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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winload.efi error code 0xc000000f

I just ran into a really strange problem with my new Surface Pro 3. Everytime I install the [september driver pack from Microsoft the device won't boot anymore (screenshot). The windows 8.1 is a vhd ...
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Upgrading windows 8 to 8.1 on vhd

Here is my situation: Wanted to try windows 8.1 out so I wanted to use a vhd. The first problem I had was that running the windows installer specific to windows 8.1 refuses to install it to a vhd, but ...
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VHD doesn't always boot

I have a vhd with Windows 8 installed on it and it appears that the only way for it to boot from the vhd is to at a minimum boot into the windows 7 login screen and shut down completley from there, ...
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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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Dual Boot SteamOS from VHD [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8.1 machine. I made a SteamOS Virtual Machine on HyperV, using the Ye Old SteamOS ISO I know it's possible to dual boot from VHD, however Windows bootloader does not support non ...
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VHD does not appear in partition list when installing Win2008

I am trying, without success, to create a bootable Win 2008 R2 VHD on my Win7 Ultimate box. I can create the VHD, in Drive Manager I can see the VHD, but when I run the 2008 R2 Setup, it never shows ...
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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 ...
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How to upgrade Win 8 to Win 8.1 on a VHD?

I currently have Windows 8 installed on a VHD. When I boot into it and try to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the store, it downloads and then fails during the installation telling me that "You can't ...
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Is there a Linux equivalent for VHD from which it can boot?

I have searched for this quite a lot, yet all I could find was VLite. By the way, I'm talking about an equivalent for Windows native VHD boot and not virtualization.
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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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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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windows 8 installs fails to start

I've been trying to follow Scott Hanselman's post on installing the Win8 RP on a vhd, using the win8 .iso on a dvd, but the install wont start. I get a black screen with the Windows text for a ...
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Windows 7 Install command prompt can't access the C drive

I'm trying to create a new Windows 7 Professional VHD which I can dual boot to, following Scott Hanselman's guide to creating a bootable VHD. When I get to the command prompt in the Windows 7 ...
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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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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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Can't boot to a vhd exported from hyper-v

I have a virtual machine running Windows 2008 R2 x64 as guest, and Hyper-V R2 x64 as host. I have cloned the vhd file of the virtual machine, and now, I want to boot from it directly on my laptop ...
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How should I get my bootloader working for my Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Windows 8 on VHD?

I have a dual-boot system - 2 partitions - 1 Windows 7 and 1 Ubuntu 11.04 - using the Windows 7 boot-loader, with the Ubuntu boot option added via EasyBCD. I also installed the Windows 8 preview on a ...
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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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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 any way to enable hibernation in a Windows 7 boot-to-vhd scenario?

I use win7 boot-to-vhd on my laptop. Even though my laptop will go into sleep mode when I'm not using it, sometimes if I don't pull out the laptop for a day or two, the battery will drain anyways and ...