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    Interesting Dilemna: Dual booting with vhd

    I suspected XP would immediately run into problems and it was installed on VHDs through the Virtual PC or on other VM wares while in 7. For the test here however it would be with Vista and 7 mainly in order to see where EasyBCD itself could be used once the vhd is created and the version of...
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    Interesting Dilemna: Dual booting with vhd

    Presently I have both XP and Vista installed on virtual drives as well as having the XP Mode and XP Mode's vhd in use on the VMware Lite's Workstation. When custom installing onto a vhd while booted in Windows you have the installation disk already in the drive when starting up the new VM for...
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    Interesting Dilemna: Dual booting with vhd

    A slight bump to update a few things here. i'm running into a few references on just how to go about adding on bootable VHDs for 7 and likely should be good for previous versions.. The first reference goes into using the command line method for editing the BCD store titled: "Less Virtual, More...
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    Interesting Dilemna: Dual booting with vhd

    I am aware of that one but had wondered about the option for adding a virtual HD into the 7 bcd and how that would work for these types of custom installations. That would allow people to run previous versions when only one physical drive is installed and the size is too small for splitting it...
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    Interesting Dilemna: Dual booting with vhd

    On any VM you wouldn't see the same driver installation available there. The video memory and sound are shared resources with the host OS being Windows 7 in this case. The main problem seems to be getting the VM to initialize at startup when selecting it from the boot options menu since the...
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    Interesting Dilemna: Dual booting with vhd

    With the new version of Windows 7 the updated version of the MS Virtual PC is also the option for the new XP Mode as most are aware of. Upon performing custom installations of Windows on VHDs or Virtual Hard Drives which can also be attached and mounted just as if they were regular internal...
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    Help to boot with external drive, windows 7

    with the newer boards being seen the option to set usb hard drive as the first in the boot order tends to give people the wrong impression. The only bootable OS by way of a usb flash drive turns out to any Linux install to one or writing or unpacking the ISO image onto one and making that...
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    Bootable ISO?

    I know that one well enough from numerous installs and attempts at custom installations as well. Despite all of the appearance changes, new programs, and advances with the main gui you still have to contend with the UNIX platform Linux is based on as hardwares are concerned. The ability to see...
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    Bootable ISO?

    What I meant was mounted iso images. Sorry about that! :D
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    Deleted all OS boot files, need new ones

    Good point! The latest builds of EayBCD are geared for 7 and presetve the 7 boot logo screen as well. For having a repair disk onhand for 7 if you lack the dvd you can download the iso for the repair tools disk, http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/ or use the option...
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    Bootable ISO?

    I see you just finished posting that one! When going to attach a new vhd project that should be a big help there. ;)
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    Deleted all OS boot files, need new ones

    If you are now seeing a large gap between the start of the drive and the 7 primary you would likely end up simply backing everything up from the present 7 partition and removing that for one larger size fresh start. You can use the Windows Easy Transfer tool in order to preserve files and...
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    VHD in EasyBCD

    I've been running the build 93 for a month now and this is good to know since I just asked the same queation about adding in a vhd into the 7 boot loader here.
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    Deleted all OS boot files, need new ones

    If 7 is on the second primary with XP on the last you might be able to move that forward once the Vista C primary was removed and rebuild the BCD store and boot information with the repair tools on the 7 dvd. In one case where the 7 RCs were on two separate drives made stand alone one being the...
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    Bootable ISO?

    Typically an ISO file is mounted on a virtual optical drive or you can actually see it written to a usb flash drive made bootable. If this is another Linux distro for example that sees an install option from a live cd image you could first burn the image to disk and proceed to install it on a...