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Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roe5685 View Post
    Could you kindly expand your excellent tutorial to include installing the VHD on a raid array??

    Comments:
    I tried this onto a simple hard drive and it works great ( as did some time ago your similar article for windows ultimate in the Win 7 section ) ! Thanks! But i really want to put the VHD on my raid array. With your example the raid drivers have not been placed yet so i can only put the Win 8 VHD on the slow non raid drive.
    I did try delaying my visit to command prompt and using diskpart until AFTER the raid drivers were installed. I created a few VHDs.
    They were listed in the installation of Win 8 set up but the install program told me i could not choose these partions.
    HELP!
    Hello Roe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Is the message like the screenshot under step 10?

    Have you already tried installing to the VHD anyways though?
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Oct 2011 at 09:14. Reason: added quote

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  2. #22


    Hi Bring,

    I have a backup of Windows 8 which I take before with acronis. And I want to load it to a VHD disk like we created like here.
    It's seems simple instead of clean install (Step 10) I want to load my Acronis backup

    For that I do this steps: In disk management I have attached the vhd file and than started it. After that i made a simple volume. Acronis see that volume but denied to use it as target disk

    Also Acronis have convert option an acronis backup file to Windows backup file. If I convert my acronis backup to windows backup file can I load it to a VHD file as use WinRE?

    Or do you now any working way?
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  3. #23


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    Hello Nonpasaran,

    Sorry, but I do not believe a backup VHD would not work with this tutorial. The process of installing Windows 8 to the VHD as outlined in the tutorial is what allows the VHD to be bootable.

    For what you are wanting to do, you might give this tutorial below a try to see if it may work or not for an existing Windows 8 VHD image file.

    Boot from a VHD using Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps.
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  4. #24


    Thanks Brink, I will try it ASAP
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  5. #25


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    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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  6. #26

    Will there be a "reverse" tutorial for returing to Win 7 single boot


    Hi Shawn,

    I've used the tutorial and have a dual-boot system on my laptop.

    Since we will, at some time, have a pre-beta or beta Win 8, then how does one go about removing the Win 8 dual-boot setup?

    Then there are probably those who for one reason or the other decide they no longer want the developer preview on their computer, then they will want a clean uninstall of the Win 8 developer preview.

    Is a tutorial in the making to remove the Win 8?

    Thanks,
    Karl
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  7. #27


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    Hello Karl,

    Yep, there sure is a tutorial on how to remove Windows 8 from a dual boot.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
    Hi again Brink,

    I forgot this topic and sorry for late come back

    I made it with EasyBCD and it's very simple

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  9. #29


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    Nonpasaran,

    That's great news. Thank you for posting back with your results and another option.
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  10. #30


    Hi again Shawn,

    This was very useful method for Devoloper Preview but It looks don't Work for Consumer Preview
    When click Next button step 10 a warning window appear and it says: This disk doesn't have enough space
    (I created Dynamically Expanding VHD File as 25600 MB)

    Now i will try again for 30 GB but i have no hope
    Maybe you have any idea or trick
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