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Windows 7: Windows 7 VHD installed and used on USB Key?


23 Sep 2009   #21

Windows 7 RTM (From Connect Italian Beta Program)
 
 

PWBoot is an indipendent utility, search it with Google. There is only one version, vorking, from year 2006

I created this vhd: c:\Windows 7.vhd

then
1) Installed windows 7 on this file
2) Created a bcd entry for vhd to add a item something like "Windows 7 WHD" into boot manager menu
3) Attacched c:\Windows 7.vhd to system (mounted with diskmgmt.msc, official disk partition and editing utility of windows 7), the system assigned letter H to my VHD after mounted it
4) download pwboot and copy into root of mounted VHD (H in my pc)
5) rebooted and booted Windows 7 from within VHD file
6) run PWBoot from c:\ (this is c:\ OF YOUR VHD not of the Hard Disk)
5) rebooted and booted from c:\ like usually
8) Executed from windows 7 DVD, from \boot\ directory this command: bcdboot vhddrive:\Windows /s usbdrive: /v, in my case this was "bcdboot H:\Windows /s I: /V, to copy the righe boot loader settings from within VHD to USB
9) moved or copied c:\Windows 7.vhd into I:\, (my usb pen has got this drive letter)
10) Rebooted pd from USB. Only one voice into usb boot loader, that just created, so your pc will start windows 7 FROM the VHD into your USB

I'm here to reply to you if you found some problem

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17 Mar 2010   #22

 
 
Genuine

My Windows 7 VHD (on USB drive) will not pass genuine check after using PWBoot.
Any suggestions?
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 Windows 7 VHD installed and used on USB Key?




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