Windows Vista - unable to mount vhd from backup

Posted on 2008-11-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I would like to restore from a vhd that was completd with the backup software in Windows Vista.  I have followed the steps in the following  Experts Exchange article (08.08.2008 at 04:05PM PDT, ID: 23634300) found in Experts Exchange but to no avail.

The steps that I have completed are as follows:
downloaded and installed the VHDMount portion of Microsoft VS
downloaded and installed the update for VS
Note:  I did not install the entirety of the program--just the vhdmount portion.

disabled the User Account Control option

created a reg file in order to simplify the process by right clicking on the vhd file to mount/dismount

However, my drive still does not mount.  There must be something that I am missing.  I would truly appreciate any help.  

Thank so much.

Question by:networkfrau
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    Assisted Solution

    I don't know why your usage of VHDmount did not work.  But there is another easy way to access Vista Complete PC Backup files individually, using the free Microsoft program Virtual Pc 2007.  Read about it and download this program from here:

    And use this article to mount your backup:
    Use Virtual PC 2007 to access a Complete PC Backup image in Vista

    Accepted Solution

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read my question.  I will try this tongiht and let you know if I get any closer to a resolution.


    Author Comment

    Hey Lee,
    I finally got around to installing this tonight and it worked splendidly...thank you thank you.  I truly appreciate your help.

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