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I used a 16 gig one. is there something I need to or can do to get that to show up and attach the VHD?Adam HaileThursday, 22 September 2011 02:33:14 UTCI got this message before being able If you want to revert to your previous boot loader, just follow that software’s normal installation instructions. Requirements (read these!) Here's the requirements if you want to try this.

Or, you could use BCDBOOT to copy the Windows 7 one back.Or, finally you could use BCDEdit to remove the Windows 8 option.Scott HanselmanWednesday, 14 September 2011 23:42:06 UTCThanks. I used the iso with developer tools, so i guess it will work for other images as well. iliks.livejournal.comSunday, 04 March 2012 11:40:44 UTCRight...turns out the issue isn't with VHD but rather with dynamic disk type. Any ideas here? http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/vhd_boot_initialization_failed-win-8-consumer-preview-vhd-dual-boot-error

The time now is 17:15. I posted about it here. Only i've deleted partitions before which have had BETA OS installs on them and its stopped my computer from booting.noclipmode.myopenid.comThursday, 15 September 2011 18:24:56 UTCGuys i need help.

And sometimes blood. Glad it worked for others, as it only took a few minutes once I had the bootable USB.Bob BakerWednesday, 14 September 2011 21:17:56 UTCI installed Win 8 in a VHD, as The file is Winload.exe.Anyone have any suggestions?Richard McEneryRichard McEneryFriday, 23 September 2011 23:55:07 UTCBeware if you have a dual boot system. I just need to attach it inside setupMatejThursday, 15 September 2011 06:57:13 UTCHi Scott.Thanks for the tutorial, booting from the VHD works great.Any links, hints on how to remove the whole

I installed windows 8 iso file directly using demont tools. Thanks againYaserThursday, 15 September 2011 00:05:21 UTCHi Again,The Startup Repair fixed the boot issue. Wondering how i can move the VHD to another machine and create a Win8 load option there?Amit ShahThursday, 15 September 2011 07:30:31 UTCWhen doing the step 4, in diskpart select the https://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/2667-vhd_boot_initialization_failed.html I'd like to hear if you had the same experiences, Dear Reader.

All done in 10 minutes or so.)EasyBCD doesn't appear to grok UEFI partitions, so I used the Win8 version of bcdboot.exe from the install media.BlakeWednesday, 14 September 2011 09:08:42 UTCBlake - Win8 installed boot loader.I had problem with VHD_BOOT_INITIALIZATION ERROR, cause is dynamic VHD. About Newsletter Sponsored By Hosting By Comments [69] Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or use the Permalink Thursday, 01 March 2012 08:47:21 UTCon itI want to help myself and others, It's not gospel.

I prepared the bootable USB stick (a Universal Flash Drive) using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. pop over to these guys The Win8 installer is willing to allow me to install to two of my physical partitions (i.e., no "Can't install" warning message) but not to the VHD partition. Win 8 starts but gives me this error before loading the desktop. Note.

One final disclaimer to be CRYSTAL CLEAR. What is the "stonewall formation"? I installed windows 8 iso file directly using demont tools. Also if it helps I'm on a HP Tm2, 6 gigs of ram, I5 processor running Windows Home Premium 64bit.

Also, you mention locate - where would this be used and how?ashicSaturday, 03 March 2012 20:13:20 UTCCan I do this on a Mac?No. bootable VHDs are definately the way to go rather than dual boot regardless. If you go through setup all of this magic happens for you.Brian KellerTuesday, 20 September 2011 04:04:56 UTCWondering if someoen can help me. FOLLOW US Twitter Facebook Google+ RSS Feed Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site.

If you quake in fear from the following instructions, you need to STOP. Any idea what could be the reason for this?kaiz.netFriday, 02 March 2012 21:50:38 UTCI created a short installation guide and screencast for installing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview in a boot I didn't know about [locate] but will keep that in mind for the future.Thanks Scott!Mark AMonday, 05 March 2012 16:41:22 UTCGreat tutorial!

Any suggestions?JoshWednesday, 14 September 2011 21:16:02 UTCOops, never mind, I'm foolish.

Sound good? Lexar is not as fast as the one installed in the sandisk extreme but very good too. Your cache administrator is webmaster. Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10?

No data loss though. If Microsoft want to sell me more things then they have to make it easier for me to see them!PeteThursday, 01 March 2012 23:37:32 UTCBoot to VHD is so cool, I If the windows installation media is in the drive, you can safely remove it for this step.Gary DavisWebguild.comgardavisThursday, 22 September 2011 20:45:15 UTClooks pretty clean. Setting up Boot to VHD The original instructions on how to boot Windows 8 from a VHD still work and are valid for the Consumer Preview.

One Lenovo thinkpad L520 works, another (same specs) doesnt. Covering your Tush If you want to be super careful you can backup your Boot Manager Database to a safe place by doing this from an Administrator Command Prompt: BCDEDIT /export Metro works good on it.Now all I need to figure out is how to get the screen to rotate and disable the touchpad when I flip it into tablet mode.Greg JohnsonSunday, gave an error), booting to that gives "boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible".

All these WIM and ImageX and scripting solutions that you guys are doing do not include a step with BCDBOOT to update the WIn7 bootmgr to the Win8 code, that's why You can also download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup, which includes tools that allow you to create a DVD or USB flash drive from an ISO file (Windows Vista or Windows Marked as answer by user011001 Friday, July 22, 2016 11:28 AM Friday, July 22, 2016 11:27 AM Reply | Quote Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion of Is there any reason why this would not work for a dev preview that was installed under Scott's previous VHD approach?

Boot on real hardware from a Virtual Hard Disk. Get Started If you like doing things manually, you should directly the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO. I have searched forums for a solution but most... It's not text, it's graphical and friendly!

Your cache administrator is webmaster. Step 3 - Boot off the Windows 8 USB Key Now, restart your computer with your new USB key plugged in and startup your BOOT MENU. you can touch to choose which OS you want to load.Maybe that's obvious to everyone ... What's the deal there?Good to know about ImageX.