loading a .vhd image

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loading a .vhd image

Postby whallee99 » 27. Nov 2009, 09:40

I have been having a hard time loading a .vhd image that I use on Virtualpc at school. I took the .vhd file home and tried to load it with virtualbox. When I try, I get a message "Parent hard disk with UUID {xxx} of the hard disk {path of vhd file} is not found in the media registry ({path to virtualbox.xml}\VirtualBox.xml). Anyone have any suggestions on loading this image without having to get more files from the school computers? We are on break for a couple weeks, and I want to work on stuff in the mean time.
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Re: loading a .vhd image

Postby MarkCranness » 27. Nov 2009, 10:41

Sounds like you have copied the differencing disk for a virtual hard disk but not the associated base image.

For example, Windows XP Mode (on Windows 7) by default creates a differencing disk when you create a new VM based on the Windows XP Mode VHD that you download. See: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449422(WS.10).aspx

IF you have Windows 7, and it was a Windows XP Mode VHD you have now, you might try downloading Windows XP Mode from MS and registering the base VHD, which might do something useful, otherwise you are stuck with getting more files from the school computers.

You will have activation problems running the Virtual PC VHD anyway, so probably best to run it with Virtual PC directly.
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