There is the new and great tool out now with the name Disk2vhd which let you virtualize a physical HDD into an Microsoft VHD file. But there are some pitfalls which I experienced.
Host OS: Windows 7 Enterprise
1.) Disk2vhd (Version 1.2.1) didn’t alert me that my USB drive was not big enough for the convert process until it was nearly done (Source: nearly 80 GByte, Target: nearly 80 Gbyte)! 2 hours lost…
2.) I compressed that Target HDD and the convert process went through but when I wanted to use the shinny built in VHD mount tool within of Windows 7, I got that error:
I was shocked, did I lost 2 hours again?
So why the shinny new Windows 7 cannot handle VHD files onto compressed disks?
Maybe something for Windows 7 Service Pack 1! 🙂