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Try to install Win8 Enterprise on VHD, but get error

  1. #1


    Earth?
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    Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Release Preview Build 84--

    Try to install Win8 Enterprise on VHD, but get error


    Hello peoples!

    I'm trying to install a genuine Windows 8 Enterprise (my workplace has an MSDN subscription, so I managed to get hold of a Windows 8 iso). I'm trying to install it to a vhd, which I did before with Win8 CP.

    In windows 7, i open disk management, add a new VHD and activate it (or whatever it's called, I can't remember!)
    I then turn off the computer, and boot to my Win8 Enter DVD. I choose my language, and then Custom installation. For the installation driver, I SHIFT+F10 over to CMD, and type the following:

    diskpart
    select vdisk file C:\win8.vhd
    attach vdisk

    I then ALT+TAB back to the installation. I choose the VHD, and click continue/next/install

    It then comes up with an error saying windows cannot be installed to a VHD, but I can still click continue/next/install and install windows. I managed to exit the installation quick enough to do any changes, because I wanted to ask this:

    After the error I get, Will Win8 be installed to the VHD, or the local HDD?

    Thank you in advanced

    L

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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Louis,

    You might see if this may be able to help.

    Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Earth?
    Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Release Preview Build 84--


    Thanks, I'll have a look
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went, or if you have any questions.
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  5. #5


    Earth?
    Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Release Preview Build 84--


    It works! Yesssss!!!!! Thank you.
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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Great news.
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