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Windows 7: Windows Sysinternals - Disk2vhd v1.0

19 Oct 2009   #1
Antman

 
Windows Sysinternals - Disk2vhd v1.0

Stumbled across this today...

Disk2vhd

Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows’ Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted).


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19 Oct 2009   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Wasn't there already a mention and thread of this by someone already...another "Guru"?
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19 Oct 2009   #3
Antman

 

So, am I supposed to go to bed without dinner?
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19 Oct 2009   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
So, am I supposed to go to bed without dinner?
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20 Oct 2009   #5
johngalt

 

I was the one that mentioned it, then pinned the thread when a member pointed out the limitations of this software....

His points are very valid, but when coupled with the article I found via TechTarget, I may have to revisit that post....

FWIW: Converting Windows 7 deployment images to virtual hard drive files
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