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Windows 7: Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot


26 Jan 2009   #129
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

How to Create a Windows 7 VHD at Boot to Start with from Boot

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #130
snap

Windows 7 64bit Profesional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snap View Post
Hello Brink,

I am new to this, but can you bear with me? I noticed at the start of this tutorial, that Windows Pro is not mentioned. Does this mean that I cannot "Create and Start with Boot a Virtual Hard Drive?"
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello snap, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No problem.

You will be able to boot from a VHD with Windows 7 Pro installed on your computer, but you must have Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, or Windows 8 Enterprise installed on the VHD itself to be able to boot from the VHD.

Brink,

Many thanks for the quick reply. I suppose I am a bit late to try out Windows 8 'Review', but I will give it a try. As my profile says, "Trying to learn windows better", and not just use the pc for gaming, and the occasional website making. With help of course from an editor.

Thanks again Brink,

I will let you know how I get on with VHD.

SNAP


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #131
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome SNAP.

If you like, you could use a 90-day trial evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise RTM to play with.

Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #132
snap

Windows 7 64bit Profesional
 
 

Thanks for that, will do. Now I can relly see things coming together. I will let you know how I get on with trial version, if things don't go pear-shaped with the pc. The worst that can happen, (I hope) is that I will have to re-load Win 7 and start out all over again.

Looking at your avatar, we could have met somewhere in another time and another world ;-))
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #133
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you have the HDD space, you could create a new partition to use to dual boot your Windows 7 with Windows 8. This way you will not lose your Windows 7, or have to start fresh with it later.
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
This way, all you would have to do is delete Windows 8 when the trial period is over.
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Oct 2012   #134
snap

Windows 7 64bit Profesional
 
 

That's a better idea. I have about 648Gb in the partition that should be plenty to work with.

Thanks again Brink, You are a Star,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #135
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2012   #136
snap

Windows 7 64bit Profesional
 
 

Found the Windows 8 compatability website; well?
Epson R300, not compatable,
Logitech, MX-1000 mouse, not listed,
Logitech, Y-SAE71 keyboard not listed,
I got as far as checking my hard disk and that is not shown? WD 1002FAEX 1TB SATAIII 64MB 6GB/s not coming up on list, as well as the ST3320620 A6, back-up drive. I can understand the R300, that is old, but it still gives great photo prints. Anybody with suggestions, please? I relly don't want to go down the road of renewing most of my gear. Looking at a laptop that will be Windows 8 ready.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2012   #137
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

SNAP,

For Windows 8 related issues, it would be best to post them at our sister site Eight Forums instead to get the best help with it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2012   #138
snap

Windows 7 64bit Profesional
 
 

Please accept my appologies, yet another boo boo.
Sorry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2012   #139
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It's no problem mate.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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