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Windows 7: Can i boot from a VHD (Virtual Hard Drive)

12 May 2012   #1
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Can i boot from a VHD (Virtual Hard Drive)

Hi, i was wondering if it is possible to boot my computer from a vhd and add it to the boot menu. I do not want to dual boot, I am trying to use the vhd like a dual boot. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Thanks


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12 May 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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12 May 2012   #3
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks but my VHD i want to boot from has windows 2000 installed on it. could i still boot from it?
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12 May 2012   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dominic Warden View Post
Thanks but my VHD i want to boot from has windows 2000 installed on it. could i still boot from it?
How did you create a VHD file with win2000 on it?
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12 May 2012   #5
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

i created it with virtual pc 2007 and installed windows 2000 on it
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12 May 2012   #6
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I don't see how you could boot a virtual OS it only works with Vista and w7 as per the tutorial linked by Golden
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