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Windows 7: Can I tweak my system to support a VHD boot?

21 Sep 2010   #1
iBunne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can I tweak my system to support a VHD boot?

Hi all!

I'm totaly new to this just to let you know.

I'm trying to install a second version of Windows 7 onto my Sony Vaio laotop using a VHD file.

I have manage to create and install windows 7 on to my VDH file and I can succsessfully choose between the 2 diffrent windows-versions from the bootmeny.

Alltho when I try to start my windows 7 from the VHD disk it works up until i get a message "Your system does not support boot from VHD". (But then again at this state I'm allredy inside windows so it does not make any sense).

I think my question is can I somehow tweak the bootlader or can I add NTLDR to my VHD disk so to manipulate a working boot sequence? Or is it my hardware that is the problem?

Thanks in advance

EDIT: It actually says "License Error"


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21 Sep 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iBunne View Post
Hi all!

I'm totaly new to this just to let you know.

I'm trying to install a second version of Windows 7 onto my Sony Vaio laotop using a VHD file.

I have manage to create and install windows 7 on to my VDH file and I can succsessfully choose between the 2 diffrent windows-versions from the bootmeny.

Alltho when I try to start my windows 7 from the VHD disk it works up until i get a message "Your system does not support boot from VHD". (But then again at this state I'm allredy inside windows so it does not make any sense).

I think my question is can I somehow tweak the bootlader or can I add NTLDR to my VHD disk so to manipulate a working boot sequence? Or is it my hardware that is the problem?

Thanks in advance

EDIT: It actually says "License Error"
Might be interesting if you gave us some information about your system and what version of win 7 etc, so we know what we are dealing with


Ken J
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21 Sep 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Booting from VHD is not supported in Home Premium and Professional. You need Ultimate or Enterprise.
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21 Sep 2010   #4
iBunne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I see.. Well that sorted out my problem. I'm using windows 7 professional on the VDH.

Thanks for the fast replys
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