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    Default How to create Windows 7 VHD from windows XP for booting using EasyBCD VHD boot ?

    How to create Windows 7 VHD from windows XP for booting using EasyBCD VHD boot ?

    Is is possible by installing Windows 7 in MS Virtual PC's Virtual Machine ?

    & is it possible to create VHD that contains linux ?


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    You cant create a Win7 VHD from XP. Completely different OS's. Unless your asking how you can still use XP and use EasyBCD to boot to a VHD. Again cant. EasyBCD is create for use with Vista/Win7, NOT XP. XP doesnt use the BCD to boot and there for what your trying wont work.

    If your trying to create a VHD of Win7, yes it is possible from within Virtual PC.

    Linux VHD is out there. Just have to find one that works for you.
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    Default creating Linux VHD

    Quote Originally Posted by Mak 2.0 View Post
    You cant create a Win7 VHD from XP. Completely different OS's. Unless your asking how you can still use XP and use EasyBCD to boot to a VHD. Again cant. EasyBCD is create for use with Vista/Win7, NOT XP. XP doesnt use the BCD to boot and there for what your trying wont work.

    If your trying to create a VHD of Win7, yes it is possible from within Virtual PC.

    Linux VHD is out there. Just have to find one that works for you.
    than Linux VHD can also be created by installing in virtual machines ?

    and some VMDK-to-VHD or VDI-to-VHD converters such as WINIMAGE converted VHD will be able to boot using windows 7 vhd boot ??

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    The Linux VHD cant be created by installing it in Virtual Machines. you have to specifically download the VHD.

    http://www.vmlite.com/index.php/foru...e-for-download
    http://www.dabcc.com/downloadfile.aspx?id=445

    Those are the only 2 i have found.

    I dont know about the 2nd part. I have never used them so i cant answer that.
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    Anyone tried those already?
    I'm currently running Win7 Professional. Does it also support VHD-booting?
    According to Wikipedia only Enterprise and Ultimate editions support booting from VHD.

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    Last edited by Terry60; October 7th, 2011 at 08:05 AM.
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    Thank you!
    So the Wikipedia's info is correct.
    Win7 still allows to create and mount VHD's.

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