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Windows 7: Install Windows Server 2008 on VHD in Windows 7 Home Premium?


14 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32
 
 
Install Windows Server 2008 on VHD in Windows 7 Home Premium?

Hi Guys,

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit on my Laptop. I heard about installing Win 2008 Server(Not Windows Server 2008 R2 bcoz its 64bit and my Windows 7 is 32bit)on vhd in Windows 7.
My first question is, can I install Win server 2008 on vhd in Windows 7 HP 32bit. or I need other versions of Windows 7 like Professional or Ultimate. I tried installing Win Svr 2008 on vhd in Windows 7 Hp 32bit but did not work, this is what i did:

Created a new fixed size/extnedable vhd in win 7, initialized and attached the vhd. Then put win server 2008 dvd and ran setup inside Windows 7, it asked me where to istall. I selected the newly created and formatted vhd drive(F). But it says load vhd HBA driver, i tired to find the driver online, in Windows 7 and win svr 2008 cd but no joy. I dont know wether, win svr 2008 can be installed on a vhd in Windows 7 Hp. I read online how to isntall win svr 2008 r2 on Windows 7 ulitimate, by pressing SHIFT+F10 at install time and then doing something in diskpart and then doing dual boot with Windows 7.

Do i need to updgrae my win 7 to professional or ultimate to accomplish this job or there is way to do with Windows 7 HP. as vhd is just virtual, can any windows version be istalled on vhd.

My main thing i need is having Windows 7 as main OS and dual boot with win svr 2008 which is on vhd.

Please help me with this. I will highly appreciate your kind help.


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14 May 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You don't need to upgrade but you cannot install the way you are...

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14 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32
 
 

Isnt there any easier way. When i select the virtual disk in installation option, it say vhd hba driver not available. Cant find it.. Please help.
Thanks
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01 Nov 2012   #4

windows 7 premium
 
 

[QUOTE=waseemsz;1396741]Hi Guys,

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit on my Laptop. I heard about installing Win 2008 Server(Not Windows Server 2008 R2 bcoz its 64bit and my Windows 7 is 32bit)on vhd in Windows 7.
My first question is, can I install Win server 2008 on vhd in Windows 7 HP 32bit. or I need other versions of Windows 7 like Professional or Ultimate. I tried installing Win Svr 2008 on vhd in Windows 7 Hp 32bit but did not work, this is what i did:

Created a new fixed size/extnedable vhd in win 7, initialized and attached the vhd. Then put win server 2008 dvd and ran setup inside Windows 7, it asked me where to istall. I selected the newly created and formatted vhd drive(F). But it says load vhd HBA driver, i tired to find the driver online, in Windows 7 and win svr 2008 cd but no joy. I dont know wether, win svr 2008 can be installed on a vhd in Windows 7 Hp. I read online how to isntall win svr 2008 r2 on Windows 7 ulitimate, by pressing SHIFT+F10 at install time and then doing something in diskpart and then doing dual boot with Windows 7.

Do i need to updgrae my win 7 to professional or ultimate to accomplish this job or there is way to do with Windows 7 HP. as vhd is just virtual, can any windows version be istalled on vhd.

My main thing i need is having Windows 7 as main OS and dual boot with win svr 2008 which is on vhd.

Please help me with this. I will highly appreciate your kind help.[Did you ever solve the issue because I am having the same problem]
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