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Windows 7: Boot from a VHD using Windows 7

12 Jan 2009   #10
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yanze View Post
What do you mean by that? How do I reset my VHD VirtualOS configuration?
You have to run Sysprep after doing a clean installation


The VHD boot support for other OS like XP or Vista is crippled since the framework is missing, probably until an RTM Win7 release...For now you can only boot Win7 from a VHD while using Windows 7


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28 Jan 2009   #11
kranika

windows 7
 
 

after following the tut.....i tried to install windows 7 from it's iso within the system but got this error message saying:




pls help me guys.....i wud be so thankful to u
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28 Jan 2009   #12
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kranika View Post
after following the tut.....i tried to install windows 7 from it's iso within the system but got this error message saying:

pls help me guys.....i wud be so thankful to u
You can only do this by booting from the DVD, you cant install to a VHD from within windows
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28 Jan 2009   #13
kranika

windows 7
 
 

thanks for correcting me........i'll try dvd install...

Thaks a lot steven
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01 Feb 2009   #14
EnitSirk

Win7 Beta Ultimate 32bit
 
 
VHD_Boot goes to Startup Repair

I was able to get VHD_Boot on my Windows Boot Manager but is does not boot properly.. It always goes to Startup Repair.

Do I need to have OS pre-installed on the VHD before doing this?

I'm also not very familiar with VirtualOS configuration. I just followed the procedure on step 1 link and go on with this procedure after it.

Appreciate your help..
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03 Feb 2009   #15
spacesurfer

Windows Vista and Windows 7 Beta
 
 

Can a windows 7 booted from a VHD see my other HDD's and partitions?
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08 Feb 2009   #16
MrChris

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EnitSirk View Post
Do I need to have OS pre-installed on the VHD before doing this?
I would think so otherwise how would you "Boot the VHD" if its doesnt contain any bootable MBR or BootSect or OS?
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08 Feb 2009   #17
spacesurfer

Windows Vista and Windows 7 Beta
 
 

if you dont have a vhd with an os, you can run windows 7 os and create a vhd using diskpart and install to that. dual boot is done automatically for you. follow the tutorial on this site.
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01 Mar 2009   #18
conqrr

windows xp
 
 

i have the vhd with me, but i run xp , can i boot of it using a vista boot disk floppy??
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01 Mar 2009   #19
unawave

Windows XP and 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EnitSirk View Post
Do I need to have OS pre-installed on the VHD before doing this?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrChris View Post
I would think so otherwise how would you "Boot the VHD" if its doesnt contain any bootable MBR or BootSect or OS?
I don't think you need a pre-installed OS.

Have done this:
In VMWare I created a hard disk with 100 Gb. Only pre formatted with NTFS. No OS installed. Then I have booted Windows 7 installation DVD and follow the instructions to install into VHD.

After installation Windows 7 boots from VHD file. On hard disk there are only: Folder "boot" and files "bootmgr", "win7.vhd" and "pagefile.sys". Perhaps whilst installation the MBR was changed.
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