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Windows 7 Physical to bootable VHD

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We have a machine with specific software installed. I wanted to convert this to a VHD and to boot the system from this file. (want to store the VHD for backup purposes) I have used Disk2VHD but when I edited bcd and restarted got the message that "The Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store file contains some invalid information" and I cannot boot the image.  Is it possible to do this or do I need to create a new VHD with a fresh install of Win7. (issue is having problems finding the software required)
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Please follow the instructions posted in the link below but it clearly says and I am not sure if you have had BITLOCKER enabled in your windows 7 physical, if that is the case then you will have trouble using your VHD converted image.


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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/213652-vhd-create-physical-hard-disk.html
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by:marek1712
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Have you tried to repair BCD from installation media? Use bootrec from command line to do this.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Only Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise can boot off of a VHD.  What version of windows is the vhd?
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Did not see that coming, yes I did have bitlocker running on the system I was working with.  Once disabled the VHD created booted just fine.  Thanks
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