Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Windows 8 Installation On A Virtual Hard Disk

Creating a virtual hard disk is a facile process. The benefit of the virtual hard disk is that it can be accessed by the host from wherever it is stored. To install the Windows 8 on a virtual hard disk is quite easy. By following the below provided Windows 8 installation guidelines, Windows 8 can be installed on the virtual hard disk.

  • The Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool is available and it has to be downloaded. After the download process, it has to be installed on the Windows system.
  • Access the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and follow the below provided steps.
  • Choose Windows 8 ISO and a blank USB device has to be made use of.
  • In the hard disk, the Windows 8 ISO file will be present. You have to choose it.
  • The blank USB device has to be chosen and the copy process should be initiated.
  • After the copy process is complete, the USB device is ready to use.
  • The Disk Management feature has to be accessed and a VHD file has to be created. In order to create a VHD file, the Create VHD option has to be selected.
  • The custom installation option has to be selected. An existing partition should not be selected and for a command window to appear, the SHIFT-F10 keys have to be tapped. Now the following commands have to be made use of.
  • Choose the Windows installation screen and then select Refresh. Now the newly made VHD partition is visible.
  • On the selected VHD partition, Windows 8 has to be installed. The installation process will consume some time. Restarts will be required during the installation process. After the process is complete, Windows 8 will be started. The network connection has to be chosen and you can start your work.
  • A boot menu will be visible after the next restart occurs. You can choose between Windows 7 and Windows Developer Preview once you select Options.
By following these Windows 8 installation guidelines, you can easily install Windows 8 on a virtual disk. If you have any doubts in following the steps or if you require additional help, you can visit the Microsoft support page to resolve all your issues and solve all your problems.

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