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I love the performance gains I get by using bootable VHDs. I’ve always enjoyed using VHDs but I generally had a host OS first, then installed a bunch of VHDs that I made bootable. Recently I’ve changed all of this on my laptop after a coworker took the time to show me a way with more flexibility (thanks Paul Stubbs!). The idea is simple: take a clean drive with no host OS and add or remove bootable VHDs as needed. These steps describe steps that enable a few scenarios for me that allow me to: Install a fresh OS to a new
bootable VHD with no host OS on the computer already Copy existing VHDs to my physical drive and make them bootable Boot to any of my VHDs and copy others on, or take some off To be very clear, these steps are for taking a brand new hard drive or wiping a hard drive clean, and then installing a series of OS’s on VHDs that will boot from disk. The advantage of this is there is no host OS, you can have as many bootable VHDs that fit on disk, and they can be copied on and off the disk at will....(Read whole news on source site)



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