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How to restore windows8 from vhd to physical hdd?

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    Windows7 ultimate 32-bit windows8 pro 64-bit build 9200

    How to restore windows8 from vhd to physical hdd?


    Hey guys!! I have dual booted my lappy with win7 ultimate and win8 pro using vhd.i have installed windows8 on vhd,but due to that i can't use the fast start and system rating in win8.so i want to restore my win8 vhd to my hardisk.pls help me.I have 4 partitions on my hardisk i can use any one of them to recover win 8.

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    windows 8.1


    I have a similar situation, I got Win 8 as a gift from my kids and was hesitant to use it so decided to install it on a VHD to test Now I think I should upgrade to Win 8 before MS forces me to do it, but there is a lot I already done on Win 8 and it will be a massive job to try and move all this to a new installation. Searching the web the closest I could find is in this link How to Convert a Microsoft Virtual Machine to a Physical Machine | eHow
    but as you can see it is a complicated process and I am not qualified to do it. I'm still looking for an easier way even through a third party software that I can purchase. Or if we got some luck maybe one of the professionals in this forum will give us a simpler solution.
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    windows 8.1


    Here you can find some other info how it may be possible to do Windows 8 V2P

    and here another possbility Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Have myself no experience on this matter.

    But maybe some other experienced members can help you.
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    windows 8.1


    I found two programs that could do this trick easy without the complication in the link I mentioned earlier. Acronis True Image 2014 Premium for $ 79.99 and Macrium Reflect for $ 44.99, I think it is a money well spent because I'll keep on using this after I finish the restore task for good purpose. Both with a few mouse clicks will create a backup of VHD drive that can be restored to a physical HDD. I'll make a purchase of Macrium Reflect and try this over the week end and post the result.

    Hope this will help.
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