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I am trying to set up a Windows 2008 VDH that I can boot on my windows 7 machine.

So far I have created and formatted the VHD. I have also downloaded an iso image with windows 2008.

What I am wondering is:

  • How do I boot from the vhd?
  • How do I install windows 2008 from the iso image onto the vhd?
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up vote 1 down vote accepted

Check this out (from Scott Hanselman's blog)...

Step-By-Step: Turning a Windows 7 DVD or ISO into a Bootable VHD Virtual Machine

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He specified Server 2008. Your answer referenced Windows 7. – Jake Oshins Apr 27 '10 at 17:09
i would assume steps for Windows 7 apply to Windows Server 2008. – Ian Boyd Feb 27 '11 at 15:33

Windows Server 2008 doesn't contain the drivers for booting from a VHD (except if you actually meant that you're booting Server 2008 in a VM.)

You can only boot directly from a VHD with Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7.

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