Questions tagged [disk2vhd]

Disk2vhd is a utility from Sysinternals that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs).

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Disk2VHD and Bitlocker

I think I may have blown this one... I was tasked to do a p2v on my work laptop. I read an article on Disk2VHD and used that tool (updated version supports VHDX) to create a VHDX of my hard drive as ...
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Disk2vhd error during copy file system limitation

I have a laptop with windows 7 I'm not using at the moment and want to make vhd images for backup purposes so that the laptop can be used by someone else. While disk2vhd is processing the c drive I ...
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Physical disk 1 not showing on disk2vhd.exe

I open up Computer Management, I shrank my drive by 30 gigabytes and formatted the shrank space to the NTFS file system. I didn't add a volume label added default to Allocation unit size and checked ...
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Initialize Disk - Will It Wipe my data?

I have four disks from a Buffalo Terrastation NAS which were setup in a RAID5 configuration. The terrastation apparently runs a linux based software RAID. Unfortunately one disk has failed entirely, ...
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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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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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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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How to open .VHDX files in virtualbox?

I used disk2vhd by microsoft so I tried to create a new virtualbox using it and I got this error Failed to open the hard disk C:\Users\user\Documents\Virtual Box Images\win7vir.VHDX Could not open ...
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Convert Linux box to Hyper-V VM — disk2vhd fails

We've got a RHES machine that uses a single disk. Not being a Linux guy, I can only tell you that when the disk is inspected within WinPE, I see a 112MB partition (with no volume), and a 499.9GB ...
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Disk2vhd: Creating Virtual Hard Disk Without Checking “Prepare For Virtual PC”

I'm building a server for a client who was previously running on an old dell optiplex XP Machine that was used for data/database storage. These are all legacy apps that won't run on modern operating ...
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Resize VHD for use in VPC [duplicate]

Created a VHD from a machine using disk2vhd. File created is 61GB, partition on the VHD is set to 149GB. Virtual PC won't let me use the VHD (as the partition is too large, has to be below 127GB). ...
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Powershell remote executed script does not start disk2vhd

I made a script to backup VMs on CSVs which works great except that I cannot get disk2vhd.exe to run. The script is run from a server with windows 2008 installed. Since a lot of our VMs use Windows ...
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Backup/Convert existing Windows Server 2003 install to VHD for use in Hyper-V

So I have a dev server running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32 Bit SP2 R2. Here are the system specs Motherboard Intel S5520HC CPU x2 Intel Xeon L5520 (Quad Core @ 2.27 GHz per core, 16 ...
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disk2vhd.exe missing volumes?

I was trying to create a Virtual PC clone of my Toshiba laptop today, and I noticed that it's C: drive does not appear in the list of Volumes to include: (or any volumes at all for that matter! There ...
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Why can't Virtual PC attach a VHD?

It seems that Disk2VHD captured an entire HD rather than the boot partition (232GB versus 125GB) I am hoping to bring up an image of my XP Pro box inside Windows 7 Ultimate x64 as a Virtual PC. ...
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Convert Windows XP x32 physical machine to guest virtual machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disk2vhd,convert my PC to Hyper-V Virtual Machine I've just bought a machine running Windows 7 x64 Professional. I want to use this to run my old XP x32 installation as a ...
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convert a Windows VHD to a physical hard drive

I have made a VHD from a laptop and now would like to copy the vhd back to the physical drive.I am trying to use this like Ghost would be used
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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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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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Disk2vhd,convert my PC to Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Senario: I have my development PC or Workstation with lot of applications like SQL Server,Visual Studio installed, and in-case my PC goes down then I have to go through the lengthy procedure of ...
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Disk2VHD reboots without warning

I recently tried cloning (p2v) my old desktop machine using SysInternals Disk2VHD tool (link text) But the app doesn't get past the 'Snapshotting volumes' message on Disk2VHD without my machine ...
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Disk2vhd - netbook cloning

I recently tried cloning (p2v) a netbook (Compaq 110 Mini) using SysInternals Disk2VHD tool (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx) When I created a VMC in VPC (Virtual PC) on ...
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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 ...