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Installation Problem : Select Partition

  1. #11


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Originally Posted by arielxarg

    ( i use VHD )
    ???
    That is interesting. I have seen booting from VHD, but how does one install from a VHD - and why.
    Hello Wolfgang,

    It's spin off that one, but you would create the VHD file at boot and install Windows to the VHD at boot instead. It's handy if you didn't already have an existing VHD file to use, or you wanted to use a VHD instead of the usual dual boot to be able to say mount the VHD as a drive another installed OS as well. A VHD just gives you a bit more flexibility of how you can use it verses a normal installation.

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  2. #12


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    Vista and Win7


    Thank you Shawn for the clarification. I had studied your tutorial about booting from a VHD. But here I was confused because the OP seems to suggest that one can install from a VHD. It is probably just a matter of wording that confused me.
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  3. #13


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    Yeah, I wasn't to sure about that either, and guess that's what the OP may have meant.
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  4. #14


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    Vista and Win7


    Btw: One can image a VHD and then restore the image. That would be one way to use a VHD as basis for an installation.
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  5. #15


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yes, indeed. A VHD is much more versatile.
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  6. #16


    I'm not a fan of VHD usage unless it's for testing and or when your native hardware is limited in some way.
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