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Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with

  1. #110


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yeah, using a virtual machine would be much better. I know for a fact that you upgrade in a VM.
    But... It's much slower and lagier right?

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  2. #111


    Oh yes, and I deleted my windows 8 vhd cause it's kinda screwed up alr. I have a backup of the vhd which I just copied out to my ext hdd. I copied it back to my d drive and created a boot entry on it. But when it boot up. It comes up with a bsod saying unaccessible boot device.
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  3. #112


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    Eh, it depends on your system's horse power. If it's good, a virtual machine will not be bad.

    You may need to use the method below instead to get the VHD to boot again.

    Boot from a VHD using Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. #113


    Are there any problems when using a UEFI/GPT system like my new Lenovo K450?

    I'd like to create a Win 7 Pro VHD to boot along side my Win 8 Pro.

    Just wondering what, if any, problems might pop up?
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  5. #114


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Rich,

    I have not tested it with UEFI, but as long as you used a UEFI installation USB to set up the VHD with, it should.

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  6. #115


    I'll have to redo my Win 7 install USB as it is not UEFI aware. The one I now have has all versions of Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit installable from the one USB flash drive.

    I'll give it a try once I have that.

    Thanks Shawn.
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  7. #116


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    Please let us know how it went.
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  8. #117


    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hello Shawn,

    Can I use VHD as bootable media instead of using thumb drive? I wanted to install windows or flash firmware from it.

    Thank you.
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  9. #118


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Partogi,

    The only problem with that is that the VHD would be detached on a restart or shutdown.

    I wouldn't even try to flash firmware with a VHD. It would be best to use the device manufacturer's recommended method to avoid turning the device into a brick.
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  10. #119


    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    OK. Thanks.
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