Posts Tagged ‘virtual hard drive’

How to Install Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Windows 7 on the Same Partition

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Here’s another interesting trick that might come in handy …

Typically, dual-booting multiple operating systems requires repartitioning a disk, which isn’t always desirable, especially if you already have a multi-boot environment with Windows and Linux. What I am proposing is booting from a VHD – a virtual hard disk that contains the entire Windows Server 2008 R2 OS installation within a single, portable file hosted by your Windows 7 file system.


Learn About Some Sysinternals Tools that Might be Flying Under the Radar

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

These are new to me, but they sound like pretty useful tools …

In a previous post, I looked at five tools that I use rather regularly from Sysinternals. This time I want to do a part two that features utilities I don’t use as often, but that are also very helpful when you need them. Don’t get me wrong, all of the tools by Russinovich and gang are very useful — except maybe the Blue Screen of Death Screensaver — but some of them don’t get as much attention.