Windows 10: Native booting vhdx file not working

Discus and support Native booting vhdx file not working in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; I've been trying to native boot Win10 on a vhdx virtual disk. I'm following this guide: You are being redirected.... Everything seems to work as it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by jabbawok, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. jabbawok Win User

    Native booting vhdx file not working


    I've been trying to native boot Win10 on a vhdx virtual disk. I'm following this guide: You are being redirected....
    Everything seems to work as it should. But when I reboot the system the following error is shown:

    Native booting vhdx file not working [​IMG]

    I'm testing this in a VMWare VM with UEFI boot and Secure Boot disabled. I think it has something to do with the bcdboot command but have no idea how to fix it. Has anyone done this successfully?

    :)
     
    jabbawok, Oct 4, 2020
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  2. cereberus Win User

    Native booting vhdx file not working

    Testing in a virtual machine will not work unless the vhdx has boot files.

    All you need to do to native boot vhdx file is

    1. Boot to Windows.

    2. Attach vhdx file from disk management.

    3. Note the drive letter of windows in attached vhd.

    4. Type following

    bcdboot #:\windows

    where # is drive letter from step 3.
     
    cereberus, Oct 4, 2020
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  3. jabbawok Win User
    Native booting vhdx file not working

    Done all that. The problem seems to be with the vhdx file being located on another drive. It works fine from the primary drive, which is no good for my strategy.

    I found a post on another forum where it was suggested to use mount point GUID instead of drive letters in the bcdedit command as the drive letters of other disks may not be assigned at the time. If you can explain how to do that I'd be grateful.
     
    jabbawok, Oct 4, 2020
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  4. jabbawok Win User

    Native booting vhdx file not working

    Native booting vhdx file not working

    I've been trying to native boot Win10 on a vhdx virtual disk. I'm following this guide: You are being redirected....
    Everything seems to work as it should. But when I reboot the system the following error is shown:

    Native booting vhdx file not working [​IMG]

    I'm testing this in a VMWare VM with UEFI boot and Secure Boot disabled. I think it has something to do with the bcdboot command but have no idea how to fix it. Has anyone done this successfully?
     
    jabbawok, Oct 4, 2020
    #4
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