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Windows 7: Windows 8 on VHD in Windows 7 Home Premium

05 Aug 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

That kinda sucks. I was planning on creating my first metro but I guess my os limits me. are there any third party programs out there that would let me boot my OS to a VHD?

or are there anyway that I can use the VHD as my os for the meantime? or select it on Windows 7?

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05 Aug 2012   #12

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Sorry, i can't help any further.
I just gave you what i know with my limited experience with this.

I don't have your hardware or OS version.

I just boot Win 7 normally, and then run VMware and start a Win 8 VM OS running as a client OS under the Win 7 Host.

Don't take what i say as the "know all" answer, i'm no expert.
I'm just learning VM and Win 8 as we speak...
Others here may have better answers for you to solve your issue, and post a reply.
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06 Aug 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mentasm View Post
At Everyone but I've head some tutorial that you can't do a VHD boot in windows 7 home premium?
You cant install Windows 7 Home Premium to a VHD and boot from that VHD. However, if you have Win 7 HP as your OS in a regular install, you can still take advantage of booting from a VHD onto which Win 7 Ultimate, Win Server 2008 R2, or Win 8 is installed.
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