Hyper-V Program Manager
Shannon Fritz has just made a nice post that describes how to setup the Windows Developer Preview build to boot off of a VHD on a system that is already running Windows 7:
This is a great way to try out the build on your native hardware, without having to repartition your computer / destroy your current setup.
"without having to repartition your computer / destroy your current setup."... With the exception of removing the ability to go into hibernation mode
"With the exception of removing the ability to go into hibernation mode"
It prevents the Win 8 installation from going into hibernation mode, yes, but it doesn't prevent your current set-up from going into hibernation mode.
Does this mean that I can hibernate a VHD booted Windows 8? Have you tried this?
will the WIM2VHD Script be updated to support Windows 8? I can convert the WIM, but the VHD doesn't boot.
"What is not supported for native boot when using VHDs?"
The article was written for Windows 7 but probably applies to Windows 8 as well. I haven't tried it but I'll give it a go at home tonight.
I know this in Windows 7. It would be useful to hibernate in Windows 8 when booted from VHD.
I'm posting this from a vhd-booted installation of Windows 8. I've just been through all the power settings and hibernation doesn't appear under any of the options, so I assume it's disabled when booting from vhd just as it was under Windows 7.