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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Windows7 Tricks And Tips, Such As Burn Images And Generate And Mount VHD Files

By Nicola Meere

Burn your images. Windows-7 at last brings out another function that other operating systems included for years, the means to burn ISO images to Compact disks or Dvd disks. And it couldn't be any simpler and easier for you to begin using. Simply double click the particular ISO image, choose the drive with your blank disc, click Burn and relax and watch as now your disc is built.

Generate and mount VHD files. Microsoft's Virtual PC creates its virtual machine hard drives in VHD files, and then Windows 7 has the ability to now mount these files directly so one can access the files in their own host system. Simply click Start, key diskmgmt.msc and click on Enter, next click on Action - Attach VHD and then pick out the particular file you'd like for you to mount. This is going to after that show up like a virtual drive in Explorer and therefore will be able to be looked at, copied to and written, pretty much as any kind of other drive.

Simply click Action - Create VHD and also you could at this time establish a completely new virtual drive for yourself (right click the virtual drive, choose Initialise Disk, and after it is actually set up right-click the unallocated space and pick New Simple Volume in order to set up this). Once more, you are going to end up with a new virtual drive where it performs exactly the same as all others, where by you will be able to move around files, install applications, test partitioning software or alternatively do exactly what you prefer.

However it's actually this particular VHD file available on your genuine hard-drive which you will be able to readily back up or even share with other people. Right click the drive (that is a left-hand label that is marked "Disk 4" or whatever) and then select Detach VHD which will successfully remove the drive.

The command line 'DISKPART' utility has also been modified with tools to remove a VHD file, plus an Expand command for you to expand your virtual disk's maximum size. You shouldn't mess around with this command unless you fully understand precisely what you could be executing however - it's way too simple to delete your virtual disk. For top superbly written articles on Windows 7 check out

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