Boot Windows 7 from VHD - an amazing concept Here's how to do it
Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:16 PM
Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:01 PM
Otherwise, it's all the same. Some people say there's a performance degradation but I've never seen that when beta testing.
Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:49 PM
missing hibernation is really a blocker why I don't use it for daily usage. My VHD installation is only used for VS2010 testings.
Posted 21 March 2010 - 12:43 AM
you do the same thing with this os (boot the OS 7 from a VHD)
or does it only work with vista...?
Also is there any way to make a regular bootable 7 disk
from the backup disks made from the backup utility
on a Toshiba machine...?
Thanks for all your previous advice
you all have a great help... LittleRed
Posted 21 March 2010 - 06:27 AM
You can only boot Windows 7 Ultimate (or Enterprise) from a VHD.
If you have Windows XP you can install Windows 7 Ultimate into a VHD.
Whilst the installation of Windows 7 the boot manager of Windows 7 will be copied into the Windows XP partition. The installation will also build a boot menu where you have the choice to boot "Earlier Windows version" (means XP) and "Windows 7".
Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:01 AM
See post #50:
I have made an installation of "Windows 7 Home Premium" into a VHD.
Installation process works fine - two reboots.
Then: Username, computer name, keyword, product key, date and time, network, welcome screen ...
Booting from a VHD file is not supported on this system
Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:04 PM
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:16 AM
No, that's not possible.
The operating system needs a special disk driver which redirects the access from the virtual disk to the real disk. XP (and Vista) doesn't have this driver.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:05 AM
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:28 AM
This post has been edited by zamarac: 08 January 2012 - 09:29 AM