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ISO2VHD 

Feb 10 2009 at 1:24 PM
What would it take to convert an ISO image to VHD?

Coordinator
Feb 10 2009 at 7:49 PM


MarkLass wrote:
What would it take to convert an ISO image to VHD?


I assume that you're talking about an ISO of a Windows 7/R2 installation DVD?
It shouldn't be that difficult, if you don't have a problem taking a dependency on third-party tools.
Since there's no native way to mount (or extract content from) an ISO in Windows, you'd need to find some sort of tool that would let you do it in a scriptable fashion. If you can find a tool that does that, it shouldn't be hard to add.

Feb 17 2009 at 4:39 PM
I was more thinking of any .ISO image, like what I download from MSDN. It would be nice to mount the ISO in the Disk Manager. As opposed to having to install a third party tool to install Microsoft software that is distributed in ISO or IMG format. With Windows 7 support of VHD, I was looking for a way to avoid the extra install and service running on my system.

Coordinator
Feb 17 2009 at 6:58 PM


MarkLass wrote:
I was more thinking of any .ISO image, like what I download from MSDN. It would be nice to mount the ISO in the Disk Manager. As opposed to having to install a third party tool to install Microsoft software that is distributed in ISO or IMG format. With Windows 7 support of VHD, I was looking for a way to avoid the extra install and service running on my system.


Unfortunately, there is no such feature. I'm with you, though. It would be a tremendous help if Windows could mount ISOs. I'm sure one has already been filed, but if you happen to have an account on Microsoft Connect, you should file/vote up feedback about adding ISO support to a future release.

Mar 18 2010 at 1:29 PM
You can use a freeware to mount the iso to a drive letter.
One option is Magic Iso virtual CD/DVD (Download for Windows 7 x86/x64 Edition at http://www.magicdisc.net/setup_magicdisc106.exe)
You can acces the install.wim in sources folder
Now you can use the wim2vhd script to send the content of the wim to the desired vhd.
It is not one step process but it works.
Hope it helps...

Florin


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