Como você devem saber, o Windows 7 pode ser iniciado através de um VHD. Isso significa que se você tiver uma máquina virtual com Windows 7, e quiser usar esta máquina virtual como sistema operacional de seu desktop ou notebook, agora é possível.
Como fazer: http://blogs.technet.com/mhunecke/archive/2009/07/09/como-instalar-e-bootar-o-windows-7-em-um-vhd.aspx
Este tipo de disco tem algumas limitações:
Native VHD support has the following limitations:
- Native VHD boot is supported only by Windows 7, and it is restricted to the following editions:
· Windows® 7 Enterprise
· Windows® 7 Ultimate
· Windows Server 2008 R2
- Native VHD disk management support can attach approximately 512 VHD files concurrently.
- Native VHD boot does not support hibernation of the system, although sleep mode is supported.
- VHD files cannot be nested.
- Native VHD boot is not supported over Server Message Block (SMB) shares.
- Bitlocker cannot be used to encrypt the host volume containing VHD files used for native VHD boot, and bitlocker cannot be used on volumes contained inside a VHD.
- The parent partition of a VHD file cannot be part of a volume snapshot.
- An attached VHD cannot be configured as a dynamic disk. A dynamic disk provides features that basic disks do not, such as the ability to create volumes that span multiple disks (spanned and striped volumes), and the ability to create fault-tolerant volumes (mirrored and RAID-5 volumes). All volumes on dynamic disks are known as dynamic volumes.
- The parent volume of the VHD cannot be configured as a dynamic disk.