How to Create Virtual Hard Drive ( VHD ) in Windows 7

You can create Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) in Windows 7. VHD ( Virtual Hard Drive ) is the very useful feature in Windows 7. It will act as a extra Hard Disk in your Computer System. With the help of VHD you can install more then one Operating system on your Computer.

Create Virtual Hard Drive ( VHD ) in Windows 7

 

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1. Click on Start button then Right-Click on My Computer. Click on Manage.


 
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2. Click Disk Management under Storage on Computer Management Windows. Click  on Action Menu bar and then Click on Create VHD.

Create Virtual Hard Drive ( VHD ) in Windows 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Now Click on the Browse then Select drive where you want to create VHD, and Type the VHD Name (Comnetworks)  then, Click on Save. then Give the size for VHD , and then Select Dynamically expanding or Fixed ( recommended ) and then Click on Ok.

Create Virtual Hard Drive ( VHD ) in Windows 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Now In the Disk Management option you will see , 10 GB Unallocated  space then Right-click on It. then Click on Initialize Disk . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. After initialization on the Next windows Select MBR ( Master Boot Record ) radio button. and then Click on OK.


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Now Create a Volume in Virtual  Hard Drive


6 . To create Volume Right-click on Unallocated space  then Click on New Simple Volume . then on the Following window click on next.


Create Virtual Hard Drive ( VHD ) in Windows 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 .  Now Give maximum space amount to the VHD, and then Click on next .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. On the next window assign  drive letter to VHD  and then Click on Next .

9. Now Choose format with File System NTFS and if you want quick format then enable Check box Perform a quick format . and then Click on next.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. On the following window click on Finish.

Now you will see that Virtual Hard Drive (VHD ) has been Created .

Create Virtual Hard Drive ( VHD ) in Windows 7

 

 

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