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PS GetSid from Sysinternals will show if the SIDS match. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897417.aspx If they match then that's the answer, if they are different then it won't show if it was cloned and sysprep'd, or changed via another method, or not a clone at all. OTOH, MS provides a 180 day free trial, spin up a new 2012 vm, promote ...
If you are running win vista, 7, 8... You can use bcdedit. Paste your vhd file on c: Generate a new sid for your new machine Give the path to the vhd Activate the os Reboot and you ll have a dual boot with your new system. You re goin to work directly on your vhd image
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