move a virtual installation to a physical hdd (vhd to hdd) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear all, I wonder if anyone would have a suggestion on how to move a fully running W8 DP installation from a bootable VHD to a physical hard disk. I am dual-booting W7 and W8 on a single HDD system and I am planning to add another HDD dedicated to W8 but would like to avoid reinstalling.
    Friday, September 23, 2011 10:30 AM


  • You will need to reinstall Windows Developer Preview on the new HDD. You cannot move the installation as it needs to write to the registry and moving
    does not accomplish this.

    Sunday, October 2, 2011 4:15 PM