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  1.    05 Jun 2016 #21
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by VMNewbie View Post
    I appreciate your helps and want to make sure I understand what you mean, so to clarify:
    USB drive is D:, on it resides the VHDX file. When I mount the VHDX file it is mounted as E:

    Thus, if I understand you right my command will look like (without the quotes"?
    "Bcdboot VHDE:\windows /s D:"

    including no space between "VHD" and "E"?

    thanks again.
    Bcdboot E:\windows /s D:

    E:\ = VHD File
    D:\ = USB Stick
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  2.    06 Jun 2016 #22
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Win10P 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Unfortunately it still won't boot as a VM.

    I ran the bcdboot command as per above, and it said it succeeded. And it created an EFI directory:
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    But when I start the VM I still get the message:
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    In the VM settings here is the boot drive info:
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    Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong and how to fix it?
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  3.    07 Jun 2016 #23
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Win10P 64bit
    Thread Starter

    I suspect that per this article Preparing Virtual Hard Disks for Boot

    I need to do one more step - "Use the bcdedit /store <path> option to specify the BCD file inside the VHD as the BCD store,"

    Do you agree?

    Never mind, that didn't work either.
    Last edited by VMNewbie; 11 Jun 2016 at 15:50.
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