VHDX to SSD

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Is there a way to clone the image of a VHDX file to a physical drive to restore an image of W10 pro?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013

Commented:
None that I've ever seen... You could probably use a third party like Acronis to create an image of the VM and then restore the image to physical hardware, but no simple way I've ever heard of/found to do this.
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Top Expert 2009
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My old version of Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 SP5 can do it. However in your case it is better when you mount that image in Windows 10 Disk Management and then take backup of it using any third party backup tool and restore that backup to new SSD. Or just use Clonezilla to clone that mounted VHDX to a physical drive.
To mount a VHDX in Windows right click on Computer - Manage - Disk Management.
Once the snapin is loaded click on Action and attach the virtual disk - show the path to your VHDX file and apply it.
I've not used it, but this thread refers to a product called HDD Raw Copy Tool:
https://superuser.com/questions/40294/copying-a-vhd-to-a-physical-disk


If you do a Google search on "restore vhdx to disk" you'll find many answers.
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Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
Just mount it and clone it like a real hard drive. Any backup or imaging software will do.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

Commented:
So long as the SSD is large enough we'd use ShadowProtect IT Edition to back up the VM then restore it using Hardware Independent Restore to make sure everything is clean and ready to boot.
Tom CieslikIT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017

Commented:
I would do this.
1. Connect new SSD to regular computer and install Windows 10 to create partition, startup bootmanager and all that stuff needed to start Windows
2.Connect this disk to other windows 10 station
3. Mount VHDX file
4. Use xcopy to copy over all data from C: drive (VHDX file) to rela C drive on SSD
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5. Mount VHDX and backup it using AOMEI Backuper Free ( https://www.ubackup.com/download.html )
6 Restore C Partition over to SSD drive

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