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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #320

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Ok mate then I might just give it a try on this clone I have now.
    You need to initialise vhd - see other updated reply.
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       4 Weeks Ago #321

    Cerebus mate I am not getting the VHD to set up now it keeps directing me to the path is not specified - what am I doing wrong.??

    Sorry attachments not working but the screen is set for E:\test.vdh - 250 GB - expanding hit OK and then path is not specified

    Have now tried several methods/settings including some DISKPART one put out by Microsoft but cannot get this machine to create that VHD.

    The desktop 7 machine did it no problems. So looks like I am stuck with a single boot on this machine unless I can install 7 using the key this machine came with on a separate partition if that is allowed.
    Last edited by ICIT2LOL; 4 Weeks Ago at 06:18.
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       4 Weeks Ago #322

    Another option is to use the original 7 install drive and put 10 form an ISO onto the new partition using the current 10 key?? Is that allowed?
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #323

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Cerebus mate I am not getting the VHD to set up now it keeps directing me to the path is not specified - what am I doing wrong.??

    Sorry attachments not working but the screen is set for E:\test.vdh - 250 GB - expanding hit OK and then path is not specified

    Have now tried several methods/settings including some DISKPART one put out by Microsoft but cannot get this machine to create that VHD.

    The desktop 7 machine did it no problems. So looks like I am stuck with a single boot on this machine unless I can install 7 using the key this machine came with on a separate partition if that is allowed.
    Ok - lets do it like this.

    1) Boot from Windows 7 installation drive

    2) At first screen, press shift+f10 to get to command prompt

    3) Type following commands EXACTLY (we will install VHD to C drive but can move it later)

    cd \

    md win7

    diskpart

    create vdisk file=c:\win7\win7.vhdx maximum=50000 type=expandable

    select vdisk file=c:\win7\win7.vhdx

    attach vdisk

    exit

    exit

    Now you should be able to continue and install Windows 7.
    Last edited by cereberus; 4 Weeks Ago at 12:39.
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       4 Weeks Ago #324

    Ok mate I am sorry for being a bit dumb on this but frustrated the 7 machine did it without batting an eyelid.

    I have just got up and have to go to town In just a while and will get down and do this when I get back as I know if I do it in a hurry I'll foul it up.

    Thanks for sticking with me on this one.
    John
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #325

    Good luck.
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       4 Weeks Ago #326

    Thanks mate have not got to it yet as jobs have overtaken me LOL!!
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