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Do you know how to setup a Boot to VHD Image?
  v1.0 Posted at 13/04/2011 3:44 PM by System Account
Using Boot to VHD is very similar to dual-booting your machine, except that you do not have to partition your hard drive. It also has performance benefits over using a Hyper-V server for presentations.
Pre-Requisites

  • The presentation computer running Window 7
  • A SysPreped VHD image to be deployed onto the presentation computer
  1. Copy a SysPreped VHD image to the laptop to be used for the presentation.
  2. Open an Administrative command prompt.
  3. Type:
    bcdedit /copy {default} /d “Demo-NameOfDemo”Creating the entry using BCDEdit shows your GUID
    Figure - Creating the entry using BCDEdit shows your GUID
  4. Type:
    bcdedit /set <GUID> device vhd=[D:]\VM-DEV-SharePoint_2010_Public_Beta.vhd
    D:\ is the drive the VHD is located and VM-DEV-SharePoint_2010_Public_Beta.vhd is the location of your VHD file. Make sure you replace <GUID> with the GUID you got in the previous step.
  5. Type:
    bcdedit /set <GUID> osdevice vhd=[D:]\VM-DEV-SharePoint_2010_Public_Beta.vhd
    D:\ is the drive the VHD is located and VM-DEV-SharePoint_2010_Public_Beta.vhd is the location of your VHD file. Make sure you replace <GUID> with the GUID you got in the previous step.
  6. Type:
    bcdedit /set <GUID> detecthal onEach time you run a BCDEdit command it should return "The operation completed successfully"
    Figure - Each time you run a BCDEdit command it should return "The operation completed successfully"
  7. Reboot the computer and now you will have the option to choose between Windows 7 and the new Boot to VHD image.

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