Slideshow: Use VHD to dual boot Windows 7 and 8

The new VHD will be marked as Unknown, Not Initialized, and Unallocated

It will take a few minutes to create a Fixed size VHD file. When the VHD is complete, you will see the new disk in Disk Management. Here you can see that my 50GB VHD is listed as Disk 2 and will notice that it is also marked as Unknown, Not Initialized, and Unallocated. Don't worry; we'll take care of establishing the disk during the Windows 8 installation procedure. A this point, you can close Disk Management.

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Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

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