Running sysprep on a VHD without booting to it?
Posted on 2011-02-15
I have taken a VHD of a Windows XP laptop, which I am hoping to add to our Hyper-V cluster. However, when creating the VHD, I forgot to sysprep the laptop first. As a result, unsurprisingly the VHD bluescreens and restarts when I try to mount it using the Virtual PC facility on Windows 7 to test it.
My question is this - is it possible to run sysprep on a VHD file which I cannot boot to? I realise that I could just create the VHD again, but I would like to find out if it's possible to run sysprep on the VHD.
Thanks in advance.