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Windows 7: Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD


17 Nov 2008   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

How to Create and Attach a Virtual Hard Disk in Windows 7

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11 Apr 2009   #10
son110

windows 7
 
 

yes, I have

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11 Apr 2009   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Which drive did you select to put the VHD on? You might not be able to do this on a Logical partition.
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11 Apr 2009   #12
son110

windows 7
 
 

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11 Apr 2009   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Son,

I noticed that that partition was formated with FAT32 instead of NTFS. That most likely is the issue. See if you can create a Fixed size VHD instead of a Dynamically expanding VHD. If not, then test to see if you can create it on a NTFS partition instead.

Hope this helps.
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11 Apr 2009   #14
son110

windows 7
 
 

thank you
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11 Apr 2009   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Son. Were you able to get the VHD file created?
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26 Jun 2009   #16
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I wonder whether its worth moving pagefile to a vhd since it could run faster?
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26 Jun 2009   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Interesting Nick. I have never tried having a page file on a VHD like that before. I would have though that it may be a bit slower than on a normal drive or partition though.
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02 Jul 2009   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

I must be missing something, because I've created a VHD to install 7264 onto but it doesn't show up in the installation and I have to keep re-attaching the drive after each boot.

It does exist:
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I doubt it makes any difference, but it's created on my E:\ drive.

How can I make it appear after each boot (without having to re-attach) or at least make it visible during 7264's installation?

Would I be better off just deleting the current VHD and creating a new one during installation with "
create vdisk file=C:\VHD-Windows7.vhd maximum=40960"?


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02 Jul 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Since you will be installing the 7264 build on the VHD, you might use that option below instead so that it will also appear in your boot menu easier as well.

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