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Windows 7: XP Mode - Moving and/or merging VHDs

10 May 2009   #1

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XP Mode - Moving and/or merging VHDs

Despite telling the installation wizard to install XP mode to my "virtual" partition, it ended up dumping what looks to be the dynamic VHD to my C: partition (user's AppData folder). Is there any way to move it?

I'm also confused about Parent and Merging. I tried merging the VHD in AppData to the "parent" VHD (in the folder I wanted it all) but it's saying it's read only. The Help file isn't complete so RTFM is not an option.

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2009   #2

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Been testing for a week now, and have learned that it is basically going to be where Windows puts VXP. At least at this point I haven't been able to change its location. May be someone else may have discovered a way (Can only hope).
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 XP Mode - Moving and/or merging VHDs

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