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An IT Engineer with a love for all things IT including (but not limited to), Microsoft Azure, Automation and Service Management!


Create VHD in Windows 7

Want to create a VHD in Windows 7? Why? You may ask… would you use a VHD?

Using a VHD as a “virtual disk” you can easily use it as a self-contained “folder” or storage mechanism, you can also use it to install operating systems onto allowing to run dual booted operating systems with only one hard drive and not having to worry about partition ids. Creating VHD files in Windows 7 is remarkably easy – follow the guide below:

  1. Click the Start button in Windows 7, type in diskmgmt.msc, and hit Enter.

  2. Click the Action menu and select Create VHD.

  3. Enter a location, such as C:VHDWindows.vhd. Set the size. Dynamic VHD files start out small and only grow with data written to the virtual disk.
  4. Click OK and the file is created.
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