AfterDawn: Glossary

VHD

VHD, short for Virtual Hard Disk is a file format that has the complete contents and structure of an HDD, and can be used to store a virtual operating system as well as associated programs.

Microsoft distributes the software, via VirtualPC and VHD is now open to 3rd party developers, via the Microsoft Open Specification Promise.

A virtual hard disk is normally used for backup and recovery, antivirus and security, image management, or disc conversion.

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