Attaching a .VHD (Virtual PC image) using Windows 7 capabilities


Windows 7 has a great and new capability which consists on  the ability to attach a VHD (Virtual PC Hard Disk image) as a  native drive. This way you could see a VHD from Windows 7 like if it were a regular hard drive.


It is very useful, many times I want to get some demos or any file from within a VPC. In XP or Vista you had to start that VPC using Virtual Pc, etc., now we can just attach it a get any file from the .VHD!! 🙂


The stesp are the following:


Attach a VHD


From ‘Computer management’ and Action menu you can attach the VHD:




 



Remember this is just to see the .VHD files.


BTW, it seems that in Windows 7 build 7000, when you re-start the machine, you no longer have that .VHD as an attached hard drive. I didn’t see a way to persist it, yet..


If you want to natively BOOT from a .VHD, that is a diferent matter…, I’ll try to post about this other point..

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