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Disk2vhd v2.01

Vista / Win7 / Win8 / WinXP
Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows' Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted).
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Disk2vhd v2.01Filesize: 878.91 kB


Disk2vhd v1.62

disk2vhd disk vhd virtual pc hyper-v

License type Freeware1
Author's homepage Visit the author's site
Date added 22 Jan 2014
Downloads 9,283
File size 878.91 kB (<1min @ 1Mbps)
Operating systems Vista / Win7 / Win8 / WinXP1

1License and operating system information is based on latest version of the software.

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Disk2vhd v1.62

Actually I had great success using this FREE tool to convert old servers to VMs in hyperV. In my test system, it worked on the first try, I turned off the physical and have been running virtual for 4 months. I was also able to recover a 2003 server that did not have a backup image. I had a month old test VHD, so I mounted the VHD in WIN7, imaged the virtual drive to a physical drive, and then booted the server OK. Aside from a disk signature issue, I was able to boot the physical server from a saved VHD file. Nice! Saved my butt and a lot of hours rebuilding the OS, drivers, SQL and apps. Since the tool runs on a LIVE OS, Ill now schedule monthly server image archives to a NAS box using this tool.

Disk2vhd v1.62


I have had too many problems with disk2vhd. Instead I used virtualbox with vm_converter. Very good results. Here is the instruction page for that :