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Questions tagged [vhd]

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

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Convert-VHD : The term 'Convert-VHD' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

I am getting the below error: Convert-VHD : The term 'Convert-VHD' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet in Azure Power shell installed on Ubuntu 18.04 (Not on Windows). Command tried: Convert-...
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Usb Grub call Grub from VHD

I set a USB with a boot partition with GRUB. In a second partition I have a VHD disk with Windows 7. This VHD has also a boot partition with GRUB. If I run the VHD in Virtualbox I get the grub menu ...
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Can a program detect that the drive it's running on is a locally-mounted but network-stored VHD/VHDX?

This is all in the context of Windows 10, both client and server. Background: Some programs block installation/running on shared network folders. I don't mean errors due to sharing/file permissions ...
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How to boot Linux from a VDH on a physical machine in UEFI mode? [duplicate]

I would like to boot Linux from a virtual hard disk on a physical machine?
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How to fix corrupted VHD due to quitting in middle of resizing using VBoxManage

I was trying to resize (expand from 20GB to 40GB) a VHD containing a Ubuntu instance using VirtualBox's vboxmanage tool: ./vboxmanage modifyhd path-to-my.vhd --resize 40000 However, it seemed like ...
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Quickly secure boot FDE VHD (without multiple reboots and Bitlocker key)

Can I secure boot to my Bitlocker encrypted VHDX without going through so many reboots? The most significant waste of time; it seems like there are 4 PC resets when I switch OS. I suspect one of the ...
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How to create a VHD

I have a windows XP that is failing with an important database in it, and would like to create a .vhd before trying any repairs. In the past I have used disk2vhd, but if I remember correctly it has to ...
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“Inaccessible boot device” when booting a RamDisk “Windows server 2016 standard VHD”

I need to boot a "Windows Server 2016 Standard VHD" from RamDisk. Few seconds after booting from RamDisk, the system display the message "Inaccessible boot device". Below is the grub4dos menu.lst ...
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Why does Rufus call a .vhd file a DD Image?

I've noticed that the latest version of Rufus comes with a potentially useful extra option: Create a disk image of the selected device. However, in the resulting dialogue I get this: Rufus seems to ...
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Running Windows Azure .vhd locally with VirtualBox on mac os host

I downloaded a detached disk from Windows Azure (it contains Ubuntu Linux). After download i renamed abcd to abcd.vhd as per azure suggestion and tried to mount on a virtual machine created on ...
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How do you check the integrity of a VHD without using Powershell or Hyper-V Manager?

I'm running Windows 10 Home, so I cannot enable Hyper-V manager nor use Powershell cmdlets like test-vhd. I used Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16 to create a backup image of my HD in .vhd format, and I'd ...
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What have windows boot manager done during booting Windows From VHDX file? (is about Principle not Configure step)

When Windows 7 released, a feature of Windows Boot Manager also came out. It is Native boot. However there is a magic point which make me confused. When Windows Boot Manager is working, we can assume ...
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Powershell Resize-VHD is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

I'm trying to use Resize-VHD cmdlet, but this results in the following error: PS> Resize-VHD -Path "C:\Container.vhd" -SizeBytes 20GB Error: Resize-VHD : The term 'Resize-VHD' is not ...
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Why can't I open a VHD file?

I am trying to access some individual files from a Windows 7 backup created by means of the built-in Save and Restore functionality, from within Windows 7. The backup data is stored in .vhd files, in ...
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Using two VHDX as one volume

Hi! I wonder if I could use two VHDXs in Hyper-V as one volume. I mean, there are two VHDXs. One for the system and softwares, and another one for storing data. I'd like to boot from the VHDX1 but ...
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Windows 10 development environment evaluation VHD

I navigated to https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/virtual-machines and downloaded WinDev1709Eval.HyperV.zip but it turned out to be Version 10.0.15063 (rs2) instead of Fall ...
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Hyper-V: Move guest storage on same HD faster (without copying)

I like putting VMs into separate folders for better overview of what is where, e. g. D:\VM\MyVM1 D:\VM\SomeVM2 So often (especially with Replicas, where there is no option on where to put it) I move ...
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Share Azure VM Image with multiple subscriptions [closed]

I have created a generalized Windows VM image that have all the configurations I need to run my applications. I would like to share it other members of my team that use different subscriptions. I ...
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Understanding preconsumed space in a hard disk volume

NOTE: I'm working specifically with VHDs, but I'm assuming similar rules govern physical hard disks. Please correct me if I'm wrong in that assumption, but even if I am, it's a moot point for my ...
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How to convert VMDK file to fixed VHD

Now I am going to convert VMDK to VHD .but I won't know how to convert this file and, I already tried using winimage and HyperV but, I need this VHD file for Azure Template Deployment and as per Azure ...
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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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Why can't I shrink a virtual disk in Hyper-V

I have a virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.04 which I created using Hyper-V in a Windows 8.1 host. At one point, I had a very large file in my virtual machine which caused my dynamically expanding ...
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“Mouse Not Captured In Remote Desktop Sesion” in Hyper-V

I was used Disk2vhd to convert OS (Windows XP) into vhdx format and use Hyper-V Manager to run it as a virtual machine. I had inserted integration services already and restart the VM, but "Mouse Not ...
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How to recover vhd file?

Tried to convert a vhd file to a vhdx file using the Hyper-V Manager. The manager gave an error saying it could find the file (not sure which one). Used windows explorer to go to the location of the ...
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Possible to dual boot *and* virtualize same physical drive containing Windows 10?

I use Linux as my daily driver, and have just installed Windows 10 to a new physical disk in my PC for dual booting. For a while, I've used Windows 7 through a VirtualBox image I have mounted over ...
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Moving user profile disks in a 2012 R2 RDS environment

I have a situation whereby I have deployed a 2012 R2 RDS environment utilizing user profile disks. Everything has been good so far, except I made a mistake and stored the UPD's on the DC, so I'm ...
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How to by-pass “VHD_BOOT_HOST_VOLUME_NOT_ENOUGH_SPACE” when native-booting?

With Hyper-V, I created a expandable VHDX file with Windows 10 installed inside, whose max-size just equals the size of the partition it stores. Blue screen came out saying "...
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Download VHD Azure

I have an Ubuntu server on azure but I'm out of credit and want to download the disk to my local machine. When I go into the portal -> disks > myDisk I can a web address to a vhd file. If I try to ...
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How can a consistent drive letter be assigned when mounting a VHD?

I have several VHDs residing locally, that I only mount one at a time and assign to one drive letter. How can the drive letter be automatically assigned to these upon mounting, so that I don't have ...
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vhdx image for Windows 10 (with UEFI partition) is not booting if secure boot is enabled

I have a vhdx image of a windows installation with UEFI partition. When i try to boot it on a hyper-v, it goes to system recovery mode all the time. When i try to disable secure boot option from hyper-...
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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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File-based dynamically-allocated hard-disk on Linux

I can create a regular file on an existing file-system (say, ext4), make it into a block device (via losetup), and format it with an ext4 file-system of its own. But the above hard-disk is of a fixed ...
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Mount a Linux VMDK on Windows 2012 R2

I would like to mount a Linux VHD (ext3) file on Windows 2012 R2. So far, I have been using PowerShell to deploy Windows VMs and mount them locally to inject the unattend.xml file. I would like to ...
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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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How can I mount a Windows 7 disk image on the same system? (signature conflict)

In another recent post on superuser.com I asked how to back up all of my files on a Windows 7 system before reboot. It was advised to create a disk image using disk2vhd. I did so but when I mount ...
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Convert .vhd to .img on windows?

I have a .vhd virtual hard disk. I need to convert it to .img disk image. How can I do it? I have Windows 7 and VirtualBox at my disposal, can those tools help?
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How should I back-up my data before a windows re-install? Omitted files when copying C drive

I wonder how to make sure I backed up all files before whiping out C and re-install Windows (factory reset). I have taken best of care to copy my documents, photos etc. to an external drive. However ...
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DiskToVhd generated VHD is not bootable

I had windows 10 laptop, I used disk2VHD to convert disk into VHD. Now I am trying to mount it to virtual box on another machine, but it seems be not booting. I used windows 10 ISO and through CMD I ...
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ErrorCode: TargetDiskBlobAlreadyExists

I am creating an AzureRM VM using existing VHD, the error which I received is New-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $rgname -Location $loc -VM $vm New-AzureRmVM : Long running operation failed with ...
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Can I change the default resolution for Hyper-V basic-mode session VMs?

I have to boot fresh VHDs a couple of times a week and every time I change the resolution from the default 1024x768. For various reasons, I prefer using basic mode VMs, where I suspect Hyper-V is ...
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How do SSHDs handle VHD files larger than its cache?

My understanding of the SSHD drive is that it will store the most frequently accessed files in its SSD cache. I am curious how it would handle larger files such as a VHDX that would exceed its cache ...
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Should I make a VHD or VHDX out of a Server 2008 machine?

I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2 as my hypervisor. I want to transform a physical machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 to a Hyper-V guest on the 2012 machine. Can I use the VHDX format for this?...
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Mounting VHD, but not to a drive letter

Can I mount VHD so I can access it from my app, but not as a drive letter. I need to access some files from my app (C# apps), but don't want it to be visible in Windows Explorer.
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Windows 7 command script to mount VHD disk with assigned drive letter via DiskPart

I use VHD disk for storing my Dropbox files on my office PC. I need the .vhd to be loaded automatically when booted i.e. I will just have to enter decode password instead of going all the way with ...
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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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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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Drive letter remains after unmounting ISO/VHD

My System specs Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit 4GB RAM 1TB HDD When I unmount an ISO file or a vhd file via the Eject command in the right-click menu the file (ISO, VHD) ejects, but the drive letter ...
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How to unmount a VHD via command line in Windows 10

I need to unmount a VHD with a batch script in Windows 10. The only solution I found online was directed at Windows 7 and involved Diskpart. Are there any other native Windows command line tools ...
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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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Convert VMDK to VHD

I need to convert a VMDK to a VHD for importing into Hyper-V. It seems that the answers to the apparent duplicate here do not help me. The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter will only take the ...