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VHD versus NTFS alignment

This topic is guaranteed to bore most people.  Or, maybe I am wrong.  Are you the kind of person that loves to defrag your disk?  Are you always looking for new ways of speeding up your machine?  Are knobs and

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Fast Creation for Fixed Size VHD

Search, and you shall find.  One of the many problems of dealing with VHDs is that they can take ages to create.  More specificly, the fixed VHDs can be very slow.  This is due to clearing the entire VHD with

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VHD Snapshots Revealed

Microsoft produced a series of videos about Hyper-V last year from the Program Managers.  Based on recent investigations, I found a good explanation of how snapshotting works.  The VHD snapshotting video is a bit casual but captures the essence of

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VHD Difference Disk

What is the difference?  With VHDs, it is a classification of virtual drive.  The other two types have already been covered and now it is time to briefly cover what makes the difference VHD disk interesting. Why does it exist?

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Dynamic VHD Walkthrough

The VHD format is becoming more popular based on common use by Microsoft.  It has been said that Windows 7 will have built in support for VHD and will even allow a VHD to be booted.  As has been said

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Virtual Hard Disk Specification

The Virtual Hard Disk Image Format Specification (VHD Spec) has been available from Microsoft since October 2006.  You can bypass registration and download straight from here. The document is only seventeen pages long but manages to capture how it is

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