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Creating and Attaching VHD using Diskpart utility

Creating and Attaching VHD using Diskpart utility

Open the Elevated Command Prompt with Administrator Privileges and type the following commands

DISKPART

CREATE VDISK FILE=”c:\win7\win7.vhd” MAXIMUM=20000

SELECT VDISK FILE=”c:\win7\win7.vhd”

ATTACH VDISK

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

ASSIGN LETTER=X

FORMAT QUICK LABEL=Windows7

EXIT

This will create the VHD file of primary partition. You will see the newly attached disk in Disk Management with Drive Letter X:

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