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VHD Option Greyed out for Windows 7 with SP1? - gpnz - 06-20-2015

Hi all,

I've just started playing around with this great tool and have a question. If I choose a Windows 7 RTM ISO as the source when installing to a USB, I get the option to use either legacy or VHD mode. If I choose a Windows 7 with SP1 integrated ISO as the source when installing to a USB, the VHD option is greyed out.

Is this because of a limitation of installing to USB with a Windows 7 with SP1 integrated ISO, or is there something else I can do to get the option to use VHD in this situation?

Cheers,


RE: VHD Option Greyed out for Windows 7 with SP1? - gpnz - 06-21-2015

Ah,

I just realised my Windows 7 RTM ISO was Ultimate and my Windows 7 with SP1 ISO was professional. I downloaded a Windows 7 with SP1 Ultimate ISO and the VHD option is now available - so I'm guessing its something you can only do on Win 7 Ultimate.

Cheers,


RE: VHD Option Greyed out for Windows 7 with SP1? - admin - 06-21-2015

Yes, you are right. Windows 7 Home/professional doesn’t support VHD boot, this is microsoft's limit. For more information, please visit:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd799282