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I have a VHD file that was created by a citrix provisioning server. It is specific to a computer model. I was wanting to transfer the vhd onto the physical disk. Can anyone think of a way to do this? I then want to be able to boot off the physical hard disk like it was before I converted it to vdisk (vhd) It is a windows 7 vhd. Thanks

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since its win7 just boot the vhd natively!

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd799299(WS.10).aspx

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That means I have to have an OS on there already (windows 7). Not quite what I had in mind. I ended up using a program called macrium reflect to clone the vdisk to a physical hard drive in a sata caddy. –  JohnyV Aug 9 '10 at 2:20
    
@johnyV no boot from vhd does not require an OS already there, it just boots the vhd as a filesystem. –  tony roth Aug 9 '10 at 17:06
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There are various P-to-V and V-to-P utilities on the market. There is more than likely one that can convert a VHD back onto a physical drive.

Outside of that route, you can also setup a VM to mount the VHD along side the RAW physical disk. You can then transfer the VHD to the physical drive with any various partition utility, backup application, etc.

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