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Windows 7: A question about Virtual Hard Drives????


28 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 
A question about Virtual Hard Drives????

Hi, I plan to create a VHD or virtual hard drive inside my alternate disk partition (D.

Let's say, I make a 15GB VHD, can I really boot an operating system from it??? Or is it possible to keep a system image backup in it that I can then make a recovery from in case my system fails????


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28 Mar 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

This tutorial explains everything: Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

Kari
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28 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Vertex.



I've used that tutorial myself and it's easily understood; though you would be better off to use a 3rd party program to create a system image to use to recover you PC, have a look at the link below. (it's free)

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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28 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Vertex.



I've used that tutorial myself and it's easily understood; though you would be better off to use a 3rd party program to create a system image to use to recover you PC, have a look at the link below. (it's free)

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
Yes, I have found info about this Macrium Reflect Free Edition on another forum. In fact, I have its installer setup but not using it yet. But I'd rather stick with the system repair disk thing as I have already created one on a CD. I need an external hard disk to save system image backups though.
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