Boot from a VHD using Windows 7

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    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
       #70

    While all Windows 7 editions can create and attach a VHD, only the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions support booting from a VHD.
    What if I have a windows 7 Home Premium but I use EasyBCD to boot into VHD?
    Is it going to work?
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  2. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #71

    Hello ShellExecutor, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Sorry, but no. Only the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions support booting from a VHD.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #72

    Hi guys,

    I'm running Windows 7 (native VHD ) Ultimate x64 on Dell l502x (currently 1 internal drive)
    It looks like the MS VHD HBA (Storage Controller) and the HD - ST9750420AS ATA Device (Disk Drive) use the same driver, but the version# is the OS version...

    IS THIS NORMAL?



    Attempts to update the driver fail (not sure if it's cause the drive is in use, being natively virtualised, or if it's the wrong one...)

    Is there a way of updating this driver?

    Thanks
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  4. Posts : 35
    Windows7 Pro
       #73

    Hi,
    i have used VirtualBox to install Windows 7 Ultimate on VHD, then i have created Boot menu with EasyBCD.

    So i have Copied \boot folder and bootmgr and Windows7.vhd on a new PC with a formatted NTFS harddisk
    Then i make it bootable with Bootsect /nt60 i.e C:

    Voilą !! A virtualized Windows7 Ultimate on a cleaned and real PC.:)

    PRO
    I have a small footprint of Bootmanager
    Backup is copy VHD on another Disk
    if some goes wrong i can restore /copy the VHD back.
    All is inside a fixed/dinamic VHD
    I can access my data on real partition NTFS
    i Can create/attach another VHD for data

    CONS
    i cannot easily change the size of VHD
    If i want change the pc which is hosting my VHD , i have to reset HAL layer inside VHD to get new hardware updated.

    Cheers

    PippoX0
    Last edited by pippox0; 15 Mar 2017 at 00:46.
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