Microsoft has a Hyper-V based VM I'm interested in running, however, I don't have access to a Windows Server 2008 machine to try it on, only a Windows 7 Pro x64 machine (Windows 7 does not support Hyper-V).
This is the VM in question:
This download contains three Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V Virtual Machine set for evaluating and demonstrating Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010.
2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (SP1)
I came across a somewhat relevant article from Scott Hanselman:
Less Virtual, More Machine - Windows 7 and the magic of Boot to VHD:
I realize other options are to convert this VM to a VMWare compatible VM or some of the options to run it under VirtualBox. But instead of those routes, I'm wondering:
What would happen if I tried to go the "Boot to VHD" route using this Hyper-V VHD?
Is it possible that during the boot process, Windows would simply notice that hardware had changed and adjust accordingly, installing the appropriate drivers and continuing on without a hitch?