How to create a Virtual Hard Disk on Windows PC
Virtual hard disk (VHD) is also known as by disk image that is used by us for storing the complete content of a hard drive. The virtual hard disk is similar to the actual hard disks in the features and working process of data. But virtual hard disk does not have its own space it works on virtual space that is gained from other volumes or hard drives on that system. The virtual hard disk is of two types one is the fixed size and another is dynamically expanded.
Both the types have advantages and disadvantages such as fixed-size VHD’s are having fixed space in it while dynamically expanded VHD’s are expanding their size according to the data store in it.
Step by step procedure on How to create a virtual hard disk in Windows
Step 1: – Right-click on my computer icon then choose to manage option.
Step 2: – After that in the computer management option choose disk management that opens new settings in the right sidebar.
Step 3: – Then chose Action option and select CREATE VHD option to begin the process of creation of Virtual Hard Disk in your system.
Step 4: – Now a new tab will be opened on this screen in which choose where our file will save. So, click on browse and choose your path to save the file.
Step 5: – Then choose the size of the virtual hard disk in MB and click on the OK button to proceed.
Step 6: – Then look below your virtual hard disk creation in progress which is represented by a green line at the bottom of the tab.
Steps to initialize the newly created VHD
Step 7: – Now your virtual hard disk is created but it is offline so to show your VHD as active disk click on initialize disk option from your screen.
Step 8: – Here a new tab will be opened now in this screen select disk 1 and choose MBR partition and click on OK button.
Step 9: – Then right-click on the newly created partition and choose NEW SIMPLE VOLUME option to proceed.
Step 10: – A new tab will be opened named New Simple Volume Wizard in which click on the Next button to proceed.
Step 11: – Here in the next step it asks you for Assign Drive Letter or Path in which choose drive letter according to your comfort and choose the Next button again to proceed.
Do You Know: – How to Create a Partition or Volume in Windows
Step 12: – After that in the next step it asks you for Format your newly created partition here click on the format this volume option and choose the Next button to proceed.
Step 13: – In the last step, it shows a message that indicates completing the process now in which choose finish button to proceed.
Now your virtual hard disk will be created and shown on your laptop to show your virtual hard disk double click on your computer icon now you saw a new partition on screen this is your virtual hard disk. Stay tuned for further updates.
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