VHD in Disk Management

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    VHD in Disk Management


    I was looking in Disk management in Win 8.1 and under the "action tab", there is a choice to;
    Create VHD.
    I can't get a shot of it to show a snip.
    Has anyone used this ? Would this be safe to install Win 10 with ?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
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    Hey COMPUTIAC,

    I'm not sure how you were planning on installing Windows 10, but you could mount it's ISO file to be able to open it like a drive to click on the setup.exe file to install where you like.

    ISO Images - Mount or Unmount

    If you were wanting to create a VHD to boot Windows 10 from, then you could use the same method below, but just substitute Windows 10 for Windows 8 in the tutorial.

    Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with

    Hope this helps. :)
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  3. topgundcp's Avatar
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #3

    It would be much easier to use Free VmPlayer to create a Windows 10 virtual Machine.
    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/6_0
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  4. Superfly's Avatar
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       #4

    How about using DISM to apply install.wim to the VHD then bcdboot pointing at the VHD for dual boot?

    Dism /apply-image /imagefile:C:\Install.wim /index:1 /ApplyDir:V:\

    bcdboot V:\
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  5. Slartybart's Avatar
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #5

    COMPUTIAC said:
    I was looking in Disk management in Win 8.1 and under the "action tab", there is a choice to;
    Create VHD.
    I can't get a shot of it to show a snip.
    Has anyone used this ? Would this be safe to install Win 10 with ?
    I started with thinking a VHD and dual booting would be the way to go, but ended up installing in a VM - native Windows Hyper-V
    Hyper-V Getting Started Guide
    Install Hyper-V and Configure a Virtual Machine
    Install and Configure Virtual Machines on Hyper-V
    Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 8.1 - Canadian IT Professionals - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    I wish I had taken the time to search for those links before starting - but what fun would that have been?

    Your machine has to be capable of Virtualization and it has to be enabled
    - check your specs or your BIOS (InsydeH2O bios on my HP referred to it as SVM)

    Hyper-V has to be turned on in Windows (turn Windows features on/off - Pgm & Feat)

    The only real difficulty I had was getting my WLAN to work in the VM.
    see: https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...r-v-win10.html
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