Create a virtual PC vhd from a iso image

How can I create a  virtual PC vhd from a iso image??
cbruneAsked:
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☠ MASQ ☠Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Which system are you using to virtualize?  That will help us give you the right instructions.
A .vhd just represents the drive partitons, you might mean .vhm which is the operating system, software and environment.
Assume you've not done this before so you'll need to make sure the .iso is licensed to run in a virtual environment.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What is the ISO image of?

Is the iso image of an operating system boot cdrom?

if it is you will need to install the operating system from the cdrom first.
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cbruneAuthor Commented:
how do i do that?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What is the ISO cdrom?

You connect the iso file to a previosuly created Virtual Machine in VMware Workstation, Player, Server or ESXi,  cdrom drive, and power-on the Virtual Machine.

The virtual machine should boot from your virtual cdrom image (iso), and the Operating System setup should start, and you install the operating system, as you would on a physical computer.
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cbruneAuthor Commented:
i have the iso and i release it but its not doing anything.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware products create a disk called a VMDK, you would then need to convert this to a VHD.

using Starwind Converter

http://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter

which conerts VMDK to VHD.

Or connect the iso (cdrom os image) to Microsft Virtual PC or Hyper-V and do the same as above.
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cbruneAuthor Commented:
how can i tell it to boot from the iso image.. I did it 5 times before, but havent done it in a while and now im having problems.. I create the vmc file and create the vhd from there I start the vmc file and when it boots i try to release the iso image.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, what software have you got on the CDROM (iso).

What Virtualisation software are you trying to use?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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