Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

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       #40

    Hi Brink,
    Thanks for your response.
    I should have checked past responses in this thread. I noticed what to do next posted by you above.
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       #41

    No problem Churin. Anytime. :)
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       #42

    In the tutorial in V the top two entries of tutorials are the following and listed in the order as shown below:

    Virtual Hard Drive - Create and Start with at Boot
    Virtual Hard Drive - Create and Attach VHD

    Despite that they are listed in the order as above, I assume the first step to follow is the second one, then the first one.

    I have a question about the second tutorial:
    In the step 4/A), the Attach VHD is grayed in the menu shown by right-clicking the Disk Management. If I click on any of the partitions in the right side pane and try right-clicking Disk Management, the Attach VHD in the menu is enabled.
    Am I supposed to select any particular partition before right-clicking the Disk Management?
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       #43

    Churin,

    I'm confused a bit here. These are two separate tutorials and cannot be used together.

    Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management showing what you are seing? This may help determine why this may be happening better.
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       #44

    Brink said:
    Churin,

    I'm confused a bit here. These are two separate tutorials and cannot be used together.
    What I want to do is to boot from VHD. It appears that one should follow the second tutorials to create the VHD, then follow the first one to make it ready for booting from VHD.
    If I am mistaken, please correct me.

    Note:Listing order of the two tutorials as shown in this thread appears to have been reversed since my previous post)
    Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management showing what you are seing? This may help determine why this may be happening better.
    Before making the screenshot, I double checked if the problem repeats and found there was no such problem this time around.
    I will resume the process along the tutorials(Create and Attach VHD) and post back. In the meantime please answer my question as above.
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       #45

    Churin,

    Depending on what you want to boot to in the VHD, it would be better to use only this tutorial below instead for that.

    Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot
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       #46

    Brink,

    Thank you for your lightening fast response.

    OK, I will follow that tutorials and post back.
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       #47

    You're welcome. Ok. :)
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       #48

    Brink,

    I followed the steps to the end for Create and Start with at Boot.
    what I did appears to be creating VHD drive and clean installing W7 from its installer DVD. It is working fine.

    Is there a tutorials for creating a VHD drive and installing from a VHD file which is a backup image of installed W7 including application softwares?
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       #49

    Churin,

    I'm happy to hear that worked out for you. :)

    Usually with a backup image if created using Windows 7, you would do a system image recovery to restore it with instead.

    I have not tried this with a image backup, but this will allow you to boot from an existing VHD if the VHD is bootable.

    Boot from a VHD using Windows 7
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