Win 7 VHD file support for Win XP possible?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by 5aLIVE, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. 5aLIVE

    5aLIVE MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    can anyone tell me how to create and or mount a VHD that can be detected properly by Rufus and the Disk Management Snap-in running on an XP system as shown in this tutorial guide for Win 7 please?

    In essence, I am looking to replicate the vhd support features of Windows 7 on Windows XP.

    I normally use the wonderful ImDisk for all tasks such as this but in this instance I cannot get it to produce a VHD file that can be detected by Rufus (List USB Hard Drives enabled). I've tried other tools such as VirtualBox and Virtual Server among others without success.

    I noticed that ImDisk mounts a NTFS VHD file created in Win 7 as RAW in Win XP.



    Is there anyway to resolve these issues at all?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Wait, what do you want to do with a VHD & Rufus?
     
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  4. 5aLIVE

    5aLIVE MDL Novice

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    Yep, that's right. The Disk Management Snap-in tool can't detect the mounted vhd file either.
     
  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Actually it can :D

    But it doesn't provide you VHD specific features as 'Detach VHD' (expected).
     
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