How to attach a VHD like a regular hard drive in Windows 7

  1. Click Start Menu
  2. Right Click Computer and click Manage from the context menuimage
  3. Click Disk Management and wait for the right hand pane to loadimage
  4. Right click on Disk Management and select Attach VHD image
  5. Browse to the location of your VHD and then click OK image
  6. Now you should see a light blue disk drive in the right hand pane that represents your attached VHD image
  7. Now you can access this drive like you would any other hard drive.
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2 thoughts on “How to attach a VHD like a regular hard drive in Windows 7

  1. […] reorganized the parent VHD of your differencing VHD is no longer accessible. After you try and attach your differencing VHD you may see an error message like this […]

  2. That is in fact very cool. It’s great to see how Microsoft is embracing virtualization and making it so accessible. It’s little details like this.

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