Native VHD boot

Native VHD boot enables a physical machine to be booted directly from a virtual hard disk (VHD) with no requirement for virtualization software (such as Microsoft Virtual PC or Hyper-V). Native VHD boot is made possible with the addition of a new mini-port driver within the Windows 7 operating system which is responsible for all…

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VHD mounting under Windows 7

Windows 7 has native support for VHD mounting (and booting). In my earlier blog post about VHD mounting under Vista you needed vhdmout.exe from Virtual Server. In Windows 7 you can use Disk Management and/or diskpart to mount VHD’s native! You can also mount a VHD file in scripts using diskpart. Create a text file…

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