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Windows 7: Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

17 Nov 2008   #19
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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03 Jul 2009   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

Thanks Shawn, I went with the create vdisk option during installation and it's all good.

However is it normal to have to attach a VHD after each boot? Is there anyway for it to automatically load on start-up?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2009   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

While attaching a VHD through Disk Management will not add it to the boot files, I'm not certain as to why you had to keep attaching it though.
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03 Jul 2009   #22
smarteyeball

 
 

That's why I was a little confused. I followed the tut and it attached fine through both disk management or the command prompt, but it didn't want to stay attached after a re-boot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2009   #23
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might see if using a different drive letter for the VHD may make a difference.
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03 Jul 2009   #24
smarteyeball

 
 

I deleted that original vhd and created one during installation, but even the new vhd with 7264 installed doesn't show up attached within 7100.

I changed the drive letter and even created a new test vhd in the cmd prompt and that doesn't attach automatically either

EDIT:
I just attached the two existing vhd's and even created a new one from within 7201 and they still disappear after a re-boot
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04 Jul 2009   #25
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That is strange. I must admit that I am stumped as to why is does that whenever you reboot.
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04 Jul 2009   #26
smarteyeball

 
 

This sounds like the return of the Beta Breaker
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04 Jul 2009   #27
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Indeed.

Be sure to send feedback on it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2009   #28
johnny66

windows 7 rc
 
 
vhd

im having the verysame problem i create a perfect RECOVERY(D\ CREATE ME A NEW SYSTEM IMAGE .BACKUP MY SYSTEM AND EVERYTIME WINDOWS UPDATE NEEDS TO REBOOT TO FINISH THE INSTALATION MY VHD IS HISTORY HAVE TO GO REATTACH IT that gets a little old its shure fluttstrating i would like to know the trick on keeping it mounted permanatly running out of options
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21 Oct 2009   #29
Spice Boy

Windows 7 Ultimate 7600
 
 

Hiya guys...

I am trying to create a VHD so I can trial win7x64 and I have hit a virtual wall....

So far I have followed the tut and created the VHD file and now it doesn't show up in computer management...

I have looked at where I placed the .VHD file and its there but nothing showing up at all...

Have I missed something?
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