Profile: Michael Khanin
If you want to boot from a Windows 7 (Windows Server 2008 R2) installed on a new .VHD do the following steps:
A.- Creating the .VHD file and Windows 7 installation on that .VHD file
- Boot the machine using the Windows 7 DVD
- Choose Windows Repair
- Start CMD
- Run Diskpart
- Type: Create vdisk file=c:\Windows7Build7000.vhd maximum=40000
- Type: select vdisk file=c:\Windows7Build7000.vhd
- Type: attach vdisk (in previous Betas, it was ‘surface’ instead of ‘attach’)
- Type: ‘exit’ (you exit Windows Repair, but Do Not Reboot)
- Install Windows 7 to this attached .VHD (From Win7 installation, you now have to ‘see’ another Hard Drive, you’ll need to create a partition & format it, first. You might get an error/warning saying that your computer hardware might not support this disk, just ignore it..).
- Reboot, and you ready to go!