Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: attach a Virtual Hard Disk to install XP?

04 Oct 2011   #1
Mrperson0

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
attach a Virtual Hard Disk to install XP?

Does anyone know if there is a way to open the Command Prompt during Windows XP installation (booted from CD) and find a way to attach a Virtual Hard Disk so you could install XP on it (just like with Windows 7 and 8)?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2011   #2
huisinro

windows 7
 
 

you can use VBoot to do that
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2011   #3
Mrperson0

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huisinro View Post
you can use VBoot to do that
Ah, thanks! But apparently it's a trial version that will expire in November...are there any free options to that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2012   #4
nitrul006

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

Please Tall. If any one know. I really need to know this...............
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #5
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Windows 7 and 8 were made specifically with the capability to boot from VHDs. Windows XP is not, so are there free options? Maybe but I have never seen one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2012   #6
cryptoncore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

VBoot is the most well known, and reliable, so if it's important I would use the advice already given to you from Huisinro.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 attach a Virtual Hard Disk to install XP?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD
How to Create and Attach a Virtual Hard Disk in Windows 7 A Virtual Hard Disk is a created VHD file on your hard drive that acts as a separate hard drive disk in Computer. This will show you how to create and attach (mount), or only attach (mount) an existing, a VHD in Windows 7. Special...
Tutorials
Host disk is running out of room, can't shrink virtual hard disk?
Hi Everyone, I have a challenge with resizing a virtual disk - here are a few details before I plunge into the challenge at hand; 1). The HOST O/S is Windows 7 x64 2). The GUEST O/S is Windows XP 3). The Desktop Virtualization software is VMware Workstation 8 Background - originally when...
Virtualization
Virtual XP won't attach scanner it sees.
I run Win 7 64 bit with Virtual XP. I loaded HP 5400C software into Virtual XP. I attached Scanner and was able to scan/print and scan/pdf. ie everything worked as it should. A week later Virtual XP requested I run 7 updates. Since 7 updates the Virtual XP sees the scanner. When I request "attach"...
Virtualization
Windows Virtual PC: "Cannot attach the virtual hard disk ..." error
Hi: Got a new Win7 Enterprise 64 bit machine, found that it did not come with virtual PC. Downloaded the critical patch Windows6.1-KB958559-x64-RefreshPkg.msu and installed it. Windows Virtual PC shows up in my Start Menu. Good so far. I go through the steps to create a virtual machine and use...
Virtualization
Virtual Hard Disk
I've always trusted the information from here, and now I'm going to hit again with another question in references to Virtual Hard Disk. Problem: Santa Claus (My wife) got me COD 4 for my computer (per my list). Great game and the one drawn back I've found with it (along with several games) is...
Virtualization
partition vs virtual hard disk - VHD
Say your PC has only one partition with an OS, apps and data. Can you create additional partitions in the free space and then load in other OS(s) to have a multiboot PC and NOT LOOSE any existing stored info? If so. than what's is the advantage of creating a VHD and then loading in a new OS to...
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App