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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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Why VHDK will not mount from File Explorer but will from diskmgmt?

I'm in a weird spot where I have a file server running Windows Server 2008 R2 [STD], a server running 2012 R2 [STD], and my own host running Windows 10 Pro (1803). Due to limitations found when ...
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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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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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Is it possible to migrate bootable VHDX content to an UEFI booted HDD

I have a VHDX file with bootable Windows 10 system which was used as a 2nd dual-boot system on another Windows 10 instance (natively VHDX booted). Now I want to make the content of this VHDX file to ...
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Hyper-V client - drive periodically unwritable

I have an odd situation. A file server that has been in place for about 10 months suddenly has a drive that is periodically unwritable. Host Dell Poweredge R420 Server 2012 R2 32 GB RAM Xeon(R) ...
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How to properly compact Hyper-V dynamic sized VHDX files for Linux VMs?

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a Hyper-V VM, everything was fine until I noticed that the VHDX file takes up unusually enormous amount of disk space. From within the VM, you can see that the ...
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Allocation unit size for vhdx host drive

I have a 500 gb disk that will be completely filled by a vhdx image. Should I set the allocation unit size on the physical disk to match the one in the virtual disk (4096 bytes), or set it to the ...
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Recover formatted virtual drive with filesystem changed

Here's an interesting problem and predicament that I'm currently in. I have a 239 GB large VHDX, originally formatted as NTFS. It contains a lot of important files, including proprietary code, game ...
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Migrating vmdk to vhdx with 2 internal drives and unable to boot in Hyper-V

I'm migrating from VMWare Workstation to Hyper-V. I have a specific VM that it has a single VMDK file with 2 distinct drives inside it, and I've been unable to get it to boot. I converted the VMDK ...
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Creating .vhdx file in Windows Server 2008

I am trying to create a backup of a Windows Server 2008 machine. I know that support for vhdx came in Windows Server 2012 and later, and also that Windows Server 2008 and prior cannot recover from a ....
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Mounting existing VHDX on Win10 throws “You need to format disk” message

Need help trying to mount a VHDX used for storing files & projects (it's not a VM). I'm moving a VHDX from my old Win10 laptop to the new one. When attaching the copied VHDX via Disk Management ...
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Unable to start VM after mounting and adding data to disk

Yesterday I created a VM and configured most things I needed. At some point I accidentally clicked on checkpoint instead of start (who placed those buttons so close to each other). I continued ...
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I installed Win10 Pro in a vhdx with BitLocker encrypted, how to upgrade OS?

With Windows Update, but it show I can't upgrade, because my C: is encrypted with BitLocker. Anyother method to upgrade OS?
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New VHDX in HyperV VM not recognized

We created a new VHDX in HyperV Manager and mounted it in one of our virtual machines via a SCSI controller. HyperV Manager says it's connected without any errors. After connecting the VHDX to the VM,...
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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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How to attach VHDX file on Windows 7?

I made a Windows 10 backup, and now I have 2 VHDX files. If I attack that on Windows 10 in disk manager, no problem, but I must attach on Windows 7, and unforunatelly that doesn't work. How can I ...
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mounting .vhdx image and iscsi target (windows server 2012 R2) at the same time

I have questions about .VHDX iscsi target in windows 2012 R2, and mounting the .VHDX image at the same time. To make my question clear, here is the configuration details: fileserver detail: ...
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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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What are the ways to install Windows on VHDX

What installation options do I have when I want to native boot from VHDX?
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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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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 ...