Disk2vhd: Free Utility to Create VHD Versions of Physical Disks

"Disk2vhd" is a free utility released by Sysinternals team at Microsoft which allows you to create VHD versions of physical disks. If you are not aware of these technical terms, lets help you in understanding them.

VHD refers to "Virtual Hard Disk" which is a file format used in Microsoft virtual machines. So by using "Disk2vhd" you can create VHD versions of your HDD which can be used in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs).


Disk2vhd supports Windows XP SP2 and higher including 64-bit editions.

You can download it using following link:

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  • disk2vhd is a 32-bit application; when running on a 64-bit system as 2008R2, it binds with the 32-bit DLL, which will reside in Windows\SysWOW64.
    And with Server Core versions, it might be missing there.

  • That's true.
    Disk2VHD requires vssapi.dll and vsstrace.dll to be resided in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Just copied them from running 2008R2.

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