Questions tagged [vhd]

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

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Can I use Hyper-V disk snapshot/checkpoint ability on Windows 10's virtual disk?

I develop applications and sometime I zip the folder to make a checkpoint and if the things go wrong I delete the folder and unzip the files back. And its time consuming process. Can't I use virtual ...
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How to auto-mount a bitlocker-encrypted vhdx on a network share as soon as it is available?

I have a VHDX file on a (samba) network share I'd like to automatically mount that VHDX file (including entering the bitlocker key) whenever I join the network that contains that file. How can I ...
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What's the reason Windows Server Backup allows for only a single backup copy if backing up to a network share?

If selecting a network share as target for Windows Server Backup, it will keep only a single backup (so, if your backup is once a day, you'll be able to go back in time maximally by one day when ...
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Computer won't boot when flash drive is plugged in?

This morning I tried to turn on my laptop, and nothing happened. I was curious because my laptop has long since been healthy. I ran a startup test in the BIOS, and it said everything was fine. I ...
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cloning pendrive to VHD file - need an exact copy including clusters marked in FAT as unused

I need to clone a pendrive to VHD file (preferably for free). I hoped it will be trivial (assuming VHD is not much different conceptually from the file made using dd under Unix, just a sectors copied ...
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Trying to virtualize Windows 7 Embedded into a VMWare Workstation 15 makes unbootable image

I'm trying to virtualize the OS from our DVR running Windows 7 Embedded Standard so that I can have a copy of it in my VMWare Workstation 15. Here's the steps I took: Downloaded and ran Disk2vhd on ...
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At the end of my rope - Virtualbox not booting my Windows 10 VHD

I am interested in moving from Windows to Linux, but I have some applications on Windows that I still use (university requires it) and thus I would like to build a Windows 10 virtual machine. I used ...
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Windows 7 - how to restore image/restore a drive with two partitions?

I made a backup, using the built in backup utility, of the harddrive in a laptop to VHDs. The HD had two partitions, the boot partition but also a hidden recovery partition so the resulting ...
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Max size VHD on exFat-drive?

I have an exFat drive (LaCie Fuel) that is 2 TB. On this drive I try to create a 127 GB VHD using Computer Management in Windows 7 but it fails with an error "The requested operation could not be ...
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Why do I need to chkdsk my bitlocker encrypted vhd every time I mount it?

I've got a .vhd NTFS drive which is bitlocker encrypted. At some point I guess a rogue power cycle or plain old random corruption got to it and I need to chkdsk it every time it's mounted. The ...
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Convert ISO image to VHD

I want to upload an ISO image to my instance running on Alibaba Cloud but there is no direct way for me to do that as only the VHD format and a few other image formats are supported. Is there a way ...
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Trouble installing GHDL in Ubuntu 18.04.2

I have tried the whole day to install GHDL in my PC so that I could compile my .vhd file and test it with Gtkwave. One of my trials was typing sudo apt-get install ghdl gtkwave I got this: Lendo ...
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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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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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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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“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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