(Solved) - install windows 8 on vhd(8 posts)
"Be aware that your VHD needs to be on an internal drive or SATA drive. USB won't work as the drivers are initialized too late in the boot process."
Installation Procedure by HTG Moderator Xhi for rufus:
"Here are specific instructions for Rufus above for those that need them.
Put Flash drive in and wait for it to be recognized.
Click on rufus_v1.1.3f.exe
In the window that comes up...
Device - choose your thumb drive.
Capacity -- it tells you -- mine was 3.77 GB
File system -- set to ntfs
Cluster size -- 4096 bytes
New volume label -- let it decide
..check Quick format,
..check Create bootable -- ISO image (at this point hit the browse icon and select your .iso file.)
..check Create extended label and icon files.
Click OK to erase disk
and be patient.
Test booted and it boots."
Rick, I put W8 on a VM... works but I've got some 'problems' because of that. Pinball game will NOT run...
I can't say I like using a mouse with this version. I know where MS is trying to go, but I find it cumbersome to say the least, hunting for edges to change things and switch modes.
Running the OS like a tablet, you don't close apps, they just 'go to sleep' is a different metaphor for a desktop OS.
I POSTED rufus in case you wanted to download Win8 ISO and make a Bootable Installation USB Stick to INSTALL Win8 on a Drive or Partition.
You can't run Win8 VHD from a USB Stick from what others have said; must run the Win8 VHD from a Hard Disk installation.
I can't say the above with certainty however as I haven't tried it yet. :) :)
It appears to me that MS could easily fix Win8 to let folks choose between primary interfaces.
It would be hard for Office Folks to use Touch Screen Monitors which are sometimes greater than 24 inches away.
Offices and Wide Screen Displays are not going away anytime soon I don't think. (LOL) :)
The success of Windows 8 will depend on MULTIPLE methods of input.
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