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Native Boot To VHD Part I of IV - Overview

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In this Video Series we will dive deep into a the new virtualization feature built into Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. It is called Native Boot To VHD. This is the one virtualization platform that allows virtualization inside of the virtualized machine. Yes, you can run Hyper-V or Virtual PC from inside a Boot to VHD machine. Running Boot to VHD gives you the capability to start playing with Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 right away. Just dual boot your machine. It is very clean, as the entire OS is in a vhd file. Having the OS fully encapsulated in a VHD means no changes are needed to partitions, and there is no confusion as to what files are for what OS.

We will look at why you might want to get familiar with this great, new technology. We will look at how to deploy it in different scenarios and we will take a deep dive into the boot technology (BCDEdit) that makes this new feature possible. Upon finishing this video series you will know how to setup a system with Boot To VHD. You will be able to deploy Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a VHD on a machine that is already running a new OS, or on a machine with nothing on it yet (bare metal).

Then, in subsequent parts, we look in depth at the Step-By-Step  needed to make the magic happen.

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PowerPoint: Boot 2 VHD Multi-Part Video Series.pptx 

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