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Windows 7: Boot from a VHD using Windows 7

03 Mar 2009   #20
conqrr

windows xp
 
 

how exactly should we update to newer builds if we have installed in this way through vhd booting??


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03 Mar 2009   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Conqrr,

Since the VHD is now acts like a bootable drive, you would just select it during installation to format and install the new Windows 7 version to.

Shawn
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04 Mar 2009   #22
conqrr

windows xp
 
 

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

Since the VHD is now acts like a bootable drive, you would just select it during installation to format and install the new Windows 7 version to.

Shawn
thanks Shawn, but have you tried it ?? absolutely sure there wont be any problem?
sorry but i am completely not the risk taker.
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04 Mar 2009   #23
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conqrr View Post
thanks Shawn, but have you tried it ?? absolutely sure there wont be any problem?
sorry but i am completely not the risk taker.

conqrr it should act like any other drive....
all in reality is doing is emulating a drive and catching all your reads and writes and directing it to your VHD file....
and as long as there are no problems with the drives you have there should be no problems with your VHD file being updated...
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04 Mar 2009   #24
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conqrr View Post
sorry but i am completely not the risk taker.

Then you shouldn't be beta testing
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04 Mar 2009   #25
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conqrr View Post
thanks Shawn, but have you tried it ?? absolutely sure there wont be any problem?
sorry but i am completely not the risk taker.
I can't guarantee that you wil have no problems. Every setup is different with it's own unique problems that could happen. However, I have done this several times, and it works fine for me. I hope it does for you as well.

As the others have mentioned above, risk taking is what beta testing is all about. If you cannot afford to or do not want to take risks, then you should not use a beta OS as Windows 7 on your production or only computer. Instead, you should use a more proven stable OS that has been released to retail such as XP or Vista until Windows 7 is ready for primetime.
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05 Mar 2009   #26
conqrr

windows xp
 
 

okay, i admit i am very much the risk taker and have installed windows 7 for that.thanks for our replies, i will update once the rc version comes out.
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05 Mar 2009   #27
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok Conqrr. Welcome to risk takers club.
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15 Mar 2009   #28
kenshen

Windows 7 rtm
 
 

but anyway back to my problem on page one when i try this guide booting from windows xp still wating to finish install i get a error message but no boot entry ? if some one can please help
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15 Mar 2009   #29
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenshen View Post
but anyway back to my problem on page one when i try this guide booting from windows xp still wating to finish install i get a error message but no boot entry ? if some one can please help
You cant boot XP based VHDs, XP`s HAL (Hardware Access Layer) is incompatible with Windows 7`s HAL unless you rebuild XP with virtualization support
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