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  • Blog Post: boot from vhd – setup windows 7 64 bit from 32 bit

    boot from vhd is a great new feature of windows 7 enterprise.  it allows you to start an operating system configured in vhd file.  i have been using this to run 64 bit builds of windows 7 on a system that is natively running the 32 bit version.  how do you create the vhd?  install...
  • Blog Post: information on the windows 7 upgrade posted

    today we've posted addtional information in preparation for the release candidate for windows 7 on the engineering 7 blog. it confirms what a lot of people have been asking me – you will be able to upgrade from the beta or interim builds to the release candidate, but that this is not by design, a supported...
  • Blog Post: boot from vhd on windows xp – the tuturial part 1

    ok as promised – here’s my step by step guide with screen shots.  thanks to garry martin for a great post on mark wilson’s blog detailing this.  these posts will be a little bit backwards because this first one assumes you have already created or obtained a vhd of windows 7 enterprise or ultimate...
  • Blog Post: boot from vhd on windows xp!!!

    finally! i found instructions on how to setup boot from vhd on windows xp so that you can start windows 7. if you join the chicago windows user group on live.com, you can learn how as well! this requires windows 7 enterprise or ultimate and you have to setup the vhd of windows 7 ahead of time
  • Blog Post: pxe stick lab at techready 11

    i just finished session #2 of the create your own pxe stick lab at techready - thank you to everyone who attended!  you learned a few really important things in this session: 1.  how to create a bootable usb stick 2.  when/where series 4 of the it crowd will air in the u.s. (answer – ifc...
  • Blog Post: creating a vhd to boot from

    i met with a customer and when we began discussing boot from vhd they had a lot of interest.  i pointed them to this blog post about boot from vhd , but as i reviewed it i remembered a couple other things like how to create a vhd from a wim.  msdn created a utility called wim2vhd which you...
  • Blog Post: did you know - boot from vhd (the step by step guide)

    so you’ve got windows 7 running, but what about windows server 2008 r2?  it’s 64 bit only and if you’re like me you’ve got interest but won’t be running it daily (i spent some time actually running windows server 2008 with the desktop experience on – it looked exactly like windows vista). ...
  • Blog Post: boot from vhd – tutorial part 2

    a week ago i posted the instructions on how to boot windows 7 from a vhd on a windows xp system, but did not go into details of how to obtain or create the windows 7 vhd to boot from – part 2 is a post to cover this. your first decision is how much work you want to do – you can download a pre configured...