Windows 10: Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image  

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  1. Posts : 4,567
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       14 Jun 2016 #10

    @Kari , one wild or nooby question. Will this also work with Windows 7?
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       14 Jun 2016 #11

    badrobot said: View Post
    Will this also work with Windows 7?
    Yes. You can create Hyper-V virtual machines with viBoot from all images created with Macrium Reflect (free or paid version).

    Just for screenshot's sake I installed Windows 7 Ultimate, created a Macrium image and then created a Hyper-V vm from that image with viBoot:

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       14 Jun 2016 #12

    Kari said: View Post
    Yes. You can create Hyper-V virtual machines with viBoot from all images created with Macrium Reflect (free or paid version).

    Just for screenshot's sake I installed Windows 7 Ultimate, created a Macrium image and then created a Hyper-V vm from that image with viBoot:

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    Great! Thanks Kari for going the extra mile. Much appreciated.
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       17 Jun 2016 #13

    Trying this out today....
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       18 Jun 2016 #14

    Tried the viiBoot. I used the 14366 image that I want to upgrade to 14367. Problem is, the upgrade isn't showing up in viiBoot.

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  6.    18 Jun 2016 #15

    This link (year old) says virtualbox and vmware support is coming response to a question) but I could not find anything on Macrium site to support this. It would be a really major enhancement if this was true.....

    Introducing Macrium viBoot (Technology Preview)
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       18 Jun 2016 #16

    cereberus said: View Post
    This link (year old) says virtualbox and vmware support is coming response to a question) but I could not find anything on Macrium site to support this. It would be a really major enhancement if this was true.....

    Introducing Macrium viBoot (Technology Preview)
    Just an idea, this might or might not work.

    I am a Hyper-V fan and have not used any version of VMware or VirtualBox in years. That being said, don't they also support creating a vm using an existing VHD?

    If so, have you tried opening an image in Macrium Reflect and converting it to a VHD:
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  8. Posts : 4,567
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       18 Jun 2016 #17

    @Kari, Windows update isn't showing up at this point so what I did was just to apply some minor changes to the VM session by installing some programs and apply it to the Macrium Image. But I did something different in extracting the updated Macrium Image. I skipped Part Four of your tutorial where you apply changes to the image and extract the new image. What I did was quite very simple and it worked, too. After applying the changes, I ran Macrium Reflect inside the VM and created a new image within and wrote the new image directly to my NAS where I can readily access the new updated image from a physical machine.
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    This way, I didn't have to delete the VM and create it again after. I grabbed the new image from the NAS and restored it and it was flawless. All the changes I made are there. You may want to add this method as an optional way of extracting updated image via Hyper-V/viiBoot.

    By the way, I selected NAS as the destination for the new image because I can't figure out how to directly access my physical drives from inside Hyper-V.
    To access the NAS, I had to go to Virtual Switch Manager, highlighted the network switch and ticked "Enable virtual LAN identification...." (see image below). However, by doing this, I temporarily lost internet connection on my physical machine but it didn't affect any process within Hyper-V while creating a new image to the NAS. When the new image is done, I just unticked the VLAN ID and I got network connection on the physical machine again.

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    EDIT:

    Sorry, forget what I said about ticking VLAN ID to get access to NAS. That was last night.

    This morning I don't have it ticked but somehow I can still access my NAS.

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       18 Jun 2016 #18

    badrobot said: View Post
    After applying the changes, I ran Macrium Reflect inside the VM and created a new image within and wrote the new image directly to my NAS where I can readily access the new updated image from a physical machine.

    This way, I didn't have to delete the VM and create it again after. I grabbed the new image from the NAS and restored it and it was flawless.
    Excellent idea, thanks! I will add that to tutorial.

    badrobot said: View Post
    By the way, I selected NAS as the destination for the new image because I can't figure out how to directly access my physical drives from inside Hyper-V.
    A "mini tut", using Hyper-V Enhanced Mode (works on Windows 8 and later, Windows Server 2012 R2 and later virtual machines, requires vm Windows user account to have a password set):

    In Virtual Machine Connection, select View > Enhanced session:
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    Select your preferred resolution, select Show Options:
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    Local Resources tab, click More:
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    Select Drives, click OK:
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    Click Connect:
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    Sign in, each and every host drive (yellow highlight) is shown and available in This PC as network drives:
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  10. Posts : 4,567
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       18 Jun 2016 #19

    There you go..easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.... thanks very much @Kari !

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