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Is there any way of decompress / extract a vhd  image? I have downloaded a microsoft exam preparation course but i don't want to install windows 2008 i just want to extract course material from the image. thanks
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You can mount a VHD in Windows!

see here
http://www.7tutorials.com/disk-management-how-mount-and-unmount-vhd-images

Once mounted as a NTFS drive letter, you can just browse the drive, and copy what your require.
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thank you Andrew i have already tried this and i get "the chain of virtual hard disks is broken. the system cannot locate the parent virtual hard disk for the differencing disk " and from there i didn't find a solution ...
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This would indicate the VHD is either corrupted, or part of a snapshot set.

Have you tried booting from the VHD? using Windows 7/8 Boot Loader?
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i'm afraid i cannot boot the image is on 64 and my pc is 32 ...bits
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1500 total points
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You could try VHDMount , although Windows 7 or Windows 2008 should be able to natively mount the file.
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