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Download VHD to fixed drive v1.3 (2022-09-05)

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VHD to fixed drive is a set of programs capable to find and run in any drive, a folder containing a second program, that in turn mounts a VHD located into same folder, to Y drive letter.

I made FD-VHD-Loader-*_x64.exe in AutoIt inspired by PS_x64.exe (by wimb) that finds and runs \PStart\PStart.exe

To make the Loader.exe, I used an Script that makes the process using diskpart, and latter made the EXE file using Bat_To_Exe_Converter.

I have tested it in Win7 to Win10 and it works fantastic, now we can have all our Portable Programs located into a VHD LZX Compacted, and just copy the VHD from our PC to a USB in a matter of seconds.

And avoid using a partition to locate our Portables, and the time consumption required to copy them, as this task is made one by one, and the inconvenience they lose the compression when copied. There are alternative ways to solve this as making a WIM file and applying it to new location or clone the drive, but nobody can deny just copy a VHD is faster.

The EXE files work fine In WinPEs, Mini VHDs and also in MiniWin VHDs, they can be loceted in:
  • On he Desktop to run it manually.
  • In C:\Program FilesVHD_Loader folder to run automatically every boot, made by means of its respective Installer.
To run automatically FD-VHD-Loader-*_x64.exe every boot, from a WinPE please see this Post.

NOTE-1: Older versions 1.2 and 1.1 are still available, after pressing Download button.

NOTE-2: The secondary EXE file, is fully new, and is not based on my previous script used in Set drive-Y, (that uses LetterSwap.exe as Win10XPE does), and doesn't need to use any tag file into the VHD.

The download is a 7z file package containing two folders. PASSWORD = alacran

The README file in v1.3 (2022-09-05):

Hope you enjoy it as I do.


What's New in Version v1.3 (2022-09-05) (See full changelog)

  • v1.3 Now with fully automated Installer files.
  • v1.2 Includes REG files to create a service to run the main EXE every boot.
  • v1.1 The 3-OPTIONAL folder content was updated with improved instructions and a set of Photos.

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