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Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: Native VHD boot

    Native VHD boot enables a physical machine to be booted directly from a virtual hard disk (VHD) with no requirement for virtualization software (such as Microsoft Virtual PC or Hyper-V). Native VHD boot is made possible with the addition of a new mini-port driver within the Windows 7 operating system...
  • Blog Post: VHD mounting under Windows 7

    Windows 7 has native support for VHD mounting (and booting). In my earlier blog post about VHD mounting under Vista you needed vhdmout.exe from Virtual Server. In Windows 7 you can use Disk Management and/or diskpart to mount VHD’s native! You can also mount a VHD file in scripts using diskpart...
  • Blog Post: How to mount a VHD under Vista by double clicking

    [ for Windows 7 read this post ] In my daily work I use a lot of Virtual PC images (VHD) so my host Vista system will stay clean of beta and test software. To get to the files I stored inside a Virtual PC images I normally start the Virtual PC and drag and drop them to my host system. This can be...
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