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Windows 7: Creating VHDs, is it safe?


14 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Creating VHDs, is it safe?

Ok so I just found out about Windows 7 feature about creating VHDs (Actually IIRC you could do this in Vista, but I don't have my own Vista machine) and using them as virtual hard drives. Is it safe to do this? I won't mess up my own hard drive by doing this? Disk Management is a very scary place to me (It has been ever since my brother formatted his external drive by accident, he should have made backups though (Now that I think of it that was his backup for his system on XP) so I usually don't like to even look at it.). I know how to create one (I think, I will brush up on youtube real quick). I guess what I'm saying is, this is actually safe and I don't need to prep or anything the system right? Also would I be able to use this in a VM on VMware?



P.S. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum. To me this seems like Virtualization.

Thanks
RJ

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14 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

yup your bang on there, a VHD is just a virtual hard drive, it will take up the space on your disk, but effectively its just another file that can be read by VMware etc.
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14 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks it turned out to work! I like the idea of having Virtual Drives!


Thanks


P.S. How do I mark this as solved?
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14 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

hit the report this post on the top of your first post and then under reason just put "please mark as solved"
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14 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for your help!
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14 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

no problem pleased to help
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