Virtual Hard Disks in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Updated: October 15, 2010
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
The following resources contain information to help you get acquainted with the functionality that is available for virtual hard disks (VHDs) in Windows 7® and Windows Server 2008 R2®.
In this section
What's New in Virtual Hard Disks
Getting Started with Virtual Hard Disks
Native VHD Boot: A Walkthrough of Common Scenarios
Frequently Asked Questions: Virtual Hard Disks in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
In addition to these topics, see the following resources for more information:
Walkthrough: Deploy a Virtual Hard Disk for Native Boot (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=204161)
Describes how to deploy a virtual hard disk (VHD) to a computer that has no other installations of the Windows operating system.
Add a Native-Boot Virtual Hard Disk to the Boot Menu (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=204162)
Describes how to add a VHD that is configured for native boot to the boot menu by using the BCDedit tool.
Understanding Virtual Hard Disks with Native Boot (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=204163)
Contains information about common scenarios, benefits, and limitations.