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

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Windows 10 install on VHD in Windows 7 - Updating Bootloader Critical step

I have read a few procedures to do this and viewed a few videos. I'm in Win7 and have made the VHD, initialized it, formatted it, then copied the install.wim image of Win10 to the VHD using imagex. ...
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How to boot a from a VHD saved in a HDD partition, directly from the BIOS, as a native operating system?

This is my first time posting on this forum, so I am very hopeful. I recently decided to upgrade from my 128 GB SSD to a 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD. I didn't have an external hard drive to clone my current OS ...
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VHD only 1/2 full reporting as full

I have a lot of photos on google and wanted to start moving away. I created a (fixed) VHD under Windows and spent slices of time over several months downloading and organizing these images. I ran ...
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Is it possible to load a VHDX virtual drive so it's seen as a removeable drive by windows?

I'm wanting to synchronise a "virtual USB drive" between computers. Reason is, the software I use for lighting, GrandMA2 onpc, is based around the concept of a lighting console with an ...
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How to efficiently backup virtual disks?

I have a couple of Unix VMs (FreeBSD and Linux) hosted on a Windows 10 desktop -- using Virtual Box. I'd like to set up regular (daily?) backups for the virtual disks involved. Because the images are ...
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How to mount a USB flash drive as a Virtual HDD?

The Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 does not currently mount USB flash drives. I'm currently using the Windows 11 Insider Preview with WSL2 kernel version 5.10.43. (It is a known WSL limitation, see ...
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VHD boot error 0xc0000225

I am converting a physical Windows Server 2012 R2 to a VM which will be hosted on Hyper-V core server. Steps I have followed: Created a VHD from existing Windows 2012 R2 physical disk using Starwind ...
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How to remove bootable VHD on Windows 10 safely

On my Windows 10 (ja-jp) machine, I have created a VHD for dual booting (maxiumum=98304 type=expandable). Screenshot: Dual Boot However, I now want to remove the VHD and re-installl Windows again. I ...
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Boot vhd that is located on external drive

I followed this article https://www.hanselman.com/blog/less-virtual-more-machine-windows-7-and-the-magic-of-boot-to-vhd, but got error 0xc000000e. External drive is connected through usb 3.0.
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Boot Ubuntu link from vhd in physical machine

I had installed ubuntu linux using VirtualBox into a vhd file. In that i have created gpt partition table and first partition was root partition and no boot partition. Now I want to boot my physical ...
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Native Boot VHD Error Code: 0xc000000e

I started by creating a VHDX using Hyper-V in an external drive which when I added the VHDX to bcd it boots fine from the external drive but when I wanted to copy the VHDX on my SSD when I attempted ...
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Using Virtualbox on Windows 10 Home to run a VHD of my old PCs Windows 7 (recently upgraded from Vista HP) hdd

New Virtualbox user (got Linux mint running smoothly a couple days ago ((new Linux user too)).) Created a VHD of my old PCs hard drive after its psu died (used disk2vhd - didn’t give me the option to ...
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Is there an OS that can boot .vhd

Is there an Operating system that can load .vhd files and run them like if it was a virtual machine? And if there is how can I use it? I have tried Grub4Dos but that probably isn't what its for
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How to change .vhd file association to open with Windows Explorer?

I'm having an issue with .vhd files not opening with Windows Explorer liek the way .vhdx does. Before it was just unrecognized, now I've accedentally change it to Adobe Acrobat. I've tried changing it ...
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How to - Recover deleted VHD file itself, not files in the VHD in HyperV?

I accidentally delete a VM running in HyperV together with VHD file from the disk. Tried major recovery software, recuva,easeus,stellar etc but they can only recover the files within the VHD, not the ...
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Error booting VMDK raw disk, but not from VHD created from the same physical drive

I have an unusual problem with a virtual machine. I have a multiboot (Windows XP and Linux From Scratch) installation in a secondary physical drive, and I created a .vmdk that points to that drive to ...
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Can I boot Windows 10 from VHD and then spin up the same OS in virtual box?

Could I run the same Windows installation bare-bones and then virtually (inside another OS). Use cases: Boot Windows 10 natively to have full access to resources. Boot Linux natively, spin up the ...
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Cannot make VHD bootable

I cannot make my VHD bootable. I'm following this guild word for word, trying to create a Bootable VHD. The BCDboot is supposed to create boot configuration entry so that windows bootloader can boot ...
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Mount VHD/VHDX disk image with Linux

How do you mount a .vhd/.vhdx within Linux, as I tried the following on a Raspberry Pi: guestmount --add "MYDISK.vhdx" --inspector --ro "/media/pi/MYDISK" Log: guestmount --add ...
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How to reclaim the space used by WSL2's ext4.vhdx

After the release of the latest WSL2, I found it doesn't support GPU access, so I uninstalled the Ubuntu Distro and WSL2, but it leaves the following file behind which is over 7GB: %LocalAppData%\...
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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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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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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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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 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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