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Windows 7: How to boot from a vhd?

15 Feb 2011   #1
wkw427

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 
How to boot from a vhd?

I have Ultimate, and know that it supports booting from virtual disks.. I am wondering how I would go about configuring that, as I have some games that require direct X, but won't run in a virtual pc environment.. Am hoping I could do that rather then just a dual boot setup.


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15 Feb 2011   #2
brady

 

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15 Feb 2011   #3
huisinro

windows 7
 
 

If you are thinking of booting Windows XP from virtual disk files, then won't work. Only Windows 7 can boot from vhd.
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15 Feb 2011   #4
wkw427

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

So I can't boot into windows 9x from the vhd? Are you saying that if I have 7 Ultimate, I can only boot from another windows 7 installation on a vhd ?
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15 Feb 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wkw427 View Post
So I can't boot into windows 9x from the vhd? Are you saying that if I have 7 Ultimate, I can only boot from another windows 7 installation on a vhd ?
Windows 7 Ultimate must be the one in the VHD to boot. You can be running any version of Windows on the computer it doesn't matter. But the one in the VHD must be Windows 7 Ultimate.
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15 Feb 2011   #6
wkw427

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

Oh.. that puts a plug in my plans.. Thanks I guess
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15 Feb 2011   #7
huisinro

windows 7
 
 

check out our VBoot, it supports 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and above
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