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Attaching and Detaching VHD in Windows 7

Attaching and Detaching VHD in Windows 7

Right Click on My Computer and Click ‘Manage’ that will open up Computer Management, in that click on Disk Management. Just like previous part.

Then Right Click on Disk Management and select ‘Attach VHD’ This will open new windows ‘Attach Virtual Hard Disk’

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Click on OK and that will attach the existing Virtual Hard Disk. Now, if you don’t want to make write anything on the VHD, we will select the ‘Read-only’ check box

attach read only

And subsequently we will have the attached VHD in explorer.

disk ready

NOW WE WILL DETACH THE VHD

To detach the VHD simply Right Click on the ‘Disk 1′ (Blue Color) and select ‘Detach VHD’

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After clicking on ‘Detach VHD’ you will be prompt you with ‘Detach Virtual Hard Disk’ message. Click on OK to detach. Also, if you want delete the VHD permanently you can select the Checkbox.

detach delete data

This way we have seen how can we create new VHDs, attach/detach existing VHDs using Disk Management and Diskpart utility.