Windows 10: VHD created within OneDrive - any views? Pros and cons?

Discus and support VHD created within OneDrive - any views? Pros and cons? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Somewhere I read about creating a VHD on OneDrive. Would appreciate views on this idea, also the pros and cons. Say I - would create VHD's on PC and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by tfwul, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. tfwul Win User

    VHD created within OneDrive - any views? Pros and cons?


    Somewhere I read about creating a VHD on OneDrive.

    Would appreciate views on this idea, also the pros and cons.

    Say I
    - would create VHD's on PC and laptop
    - applications should store their data within VHD (Office documents, Outlook (Exchange), PDFs, etc)
    - in most cases PC is used

    then, when using the laptop, VHD is opened before using Office.

    Probably both VHD and laptop should be open at the same time, else there is no sync?
    Also, it seems that when shutting down, the entire VHD will sync?
    When creating a VHD of -say- 200GB that will take quite some time then?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    tfwul, Aug 11, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 Pro is it legit to run it from a VHD

    Hi,

    I used to use Windows 7 booting to VHD, and I was using the Enterprise version.

    Now, I have seen that Windows 8 was able to boot to VHD.

    But I cannot find anywhere if we can use Windows 10 PRO boot to VHD,

    Is the Pro license allows us to use the VHD Native boot? (Aka booting from a VHD file?)

    If so,

    I have seen a post regarding a feature that we cannot know if it will be or not available in that post

    Windows 10 VHD Native Boot Installation--Officially Supported?

    more precisely "I have a clean install of Windows 10 Pro booting from VHDX. I received the Windows Update notice to Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586. This update then fails with a pop-up message "You
    can't install Windows on a virtual drive.""

    If we install Windows 10 Pro to VHD boot , are we gonna be able to continue upgrades?

    Is there a list of features that are not available?

    Mny Tx!
     
    CloudRicher, Aug 11, 2019
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  3. OEM Pros/Cons

    I wanted to know what people thought of the OEMs they had to deal with mostly in regards to the following subjects:
    • Customer Service
    • Warranty Repair
    • Non-Warranty Repair
    • Driver Support
    • Customizing the Computer for Specific Needs
    • Bloatedness of new Computers
    • Inflated Price
    • Sign-Me-Ups
    • Technical Support
    • Freebies (Software on Disks--Stuff that is preinstalled goes under Bloatness)
    Fanboyism is not permitted here. Try to be focused on points that are good and bad.

    I'll start with a few...
    Dell
    Pros
    • Drivers were available when needed.
    • System Restore disks (when provided) appear to be relatively clean.
    Cons
    • Driver disks include multiple hardware configurations so you don't know exactly which drivers are needed.
    • The driver disk uses a web format which means all the shortfalls of a website (have to "save as..." everything).
    • Some of their case designs are ridiculous (folding this way and that way).
    HP
    Cons
    • Seven disks to reinstall Windows XP--bloated to the heavens.
    Toshiba
    Pros
    • Customer Service speaks English.
    • Customer Service tried their best to remedy my issues.
    Cons
    • No drivers available for my specific model (web or otherwise).
    • Customized model shipped over a week after purchase directly from China. I got the bag long before I got the laptop.
    • No disks, what-so-ever, included with laptop purchase.
    • Technical Support would not lift a finger to get me a disk that "I could install Windows Vista Ultimate from after erasing the entire hard drive with DoD 5220.22 M compliant method."
    • Over 80 running processes on first boot (and this was a business-class computer)--bloated with no erase means to get rid of it.

    Lenovo
    Pros
    • Solid construction.
    • Lots of features.
    Cons
    • Six or seven disks to reinstall windows from scratch--bloated.
    • Some included software (backup or something) caused the OS to be irreversibly damaged. One tech spent three hours to clean up some of the mess. I spent another four hours erasing, installing, and deleting everything that may have originally caused the problem (Lenovo software).
    • Warranty extensions are extremely expensive.
    • Generally more expensive than most.

    Systemax
    Pros
    • All systems include at least one disk: System Restore (basically a Windows disk--no extras).
    • Most systems include an additional disk: Applications & Driver (is what it says).
    • Solid construction.
    • Most parts included in machines you could buy from Tiger Direct (obviously not the case with laptops).
    • Customer Service and Tech Support speak English.
    • Customer Service is very helpful.
    • Every time I contacted Tech Support, I recieved a favorable outcome.
    • Machine-specific bundled software (very limited). For instance, a computer with a TV Tuner may come with Cyberlink software to run record and watch TV.
    • Sent CDs via phone request for software that came pre-installed (lost after erase).
    Cons
    • Limited selection of products and very few places to buy them from.
    • Generally more expensive than the competition.
    • Technology-wise, tends to be slightly behind the curve.
    • Techsupport is quick to have you send it in and don't seem to be a wealth of knowledge.
    • Service turn-around times are long (over a week).

    Add to the list. This is a buyer-beware service. XD
     
    FordGT90Concept, Aug 11, 2019
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  4. VHD created within OneDrive - any views? Pros and cons?

    Windows 10 - OneDrive

    Right click on the app and one of the properties has an option to not automatically start it. Uncheck, restart the computer, and it should stop. If you want to go another step further, find the OneDrive app in the start menu, right click on it and uninstall.

    If that is still insufficient, there is a batch uninstaller for OneDrive available online. I can copy the code here if you need it.
     
    FordGT90Concept, Aug 11, 2019
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