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Windows 7: Boot from a VHD using Windows 7

19 Aug 2012   #70

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

While all Windows 7 editions can create and attach a VHD, only the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions support booting from a VHD.
What if I have a windows 7 Home Premium but I use EasyBCD to boot into VHD?
Is it going to work?

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19 Aug 2012   #71
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello ShellExecutor, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. Only the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions support booting from a VHD.
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15 Feb 2015   #72

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hi guys,

I'm running Windows 7 (native VHD ) Ultimate x64 on Dell l502x (currently 1 internal drive)
It looks like the MS VHD HBA (Storage Controller) and the HD - ST9750420AS ATA Device (Disk Drive) use the same driver, but the version# is the OS version...


Attempts to update the driver fail (not sure if it's cause the drive is in use, being natively virtualised, or if it's the wrong one...)

Is there a way of updating this driver?

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