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Instant VMware Player for Virtualization by Kevin L. Sapp

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Installing Windows 8 virtual machine using a VHD (Advanced)

In this recipe, you will learn how to create a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD), which can be used in both a physical and virtual environment. The ability to boot from a VHD is not a feature widely used in VMware player; however it offers several key advantages. For example, one of the main features offered by Windows 8 is the feature of booting from a VHD instead of the New Technology File System (NTFS) on a physical hard disk. Therefore, you can make changes to a VHD using VMware Player and then use that same file to boot up to Windows 8 on the main partition for a separate physical host system. Having said that, the topic of installing Windows 8 using a VHD in VMware Player is an alternative ...

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