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I made a server backup file on windows server 2008, it made the main 'vhd' with a some other files and folder.  I shifted the main 'vhd' file (after renaming it to something short in name) to external drive in order for it to boot from Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, but it just stuck at the DOS window where it is looking for a bootable device and a small bar infront of DHCP rotates.  I am sure there is a way to boot it in Microsoft virtual PC 2007?
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Hi there!

As far as I know windows server 2008 backup vhd images will only load on Virtual Server 2005 or Hyper-V (the next generation of VS - only works on x64 2008). Virtual PC is not equipped to handle 2008 server hardware emulation.

If you do find a way to make them work with VPC please share it with us. :)
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placebo69a:
Even in virtual server 2005 it gave me the same booting problem.  I made a fresh image on the server 2008 and transported on an external drive and tried to boot it in vs2005, its the same boot issue.  I need help.
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You can't boot a VHD made by Windows Server Backup - It's not intended to work.
You can however -mount- the VHD and access the files in it.

See http://www.gilkirkpatrick.com/Blog/post/2008/01/Fun-with-System-State-Restore-in-WS2008.aspx to learn how to mount the VHD so you can access the files.
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