Step 2-Run Disk2Vhd
After successfully downloading the
converter file, you must run the Disk2Vhd utility on the server you
want to convert to a virtual hard drive. There is a checkbox where
the system prompts to tick or not use volume shadow copy (VSS). With
this option, you will get a transaction-consistent disk form, which
contains all the backup files.
You must choose the new destination of
the VHD file. Tick the disk that you want to convert and include the
options of system reserved if you want a bootable disk. Then,
proceed to start the conversion process by clicking the ‘create’
During the process, there is a timer
that will estimate the completion progress. If you are still
skeptical about the conversion, you can choose to click ‘cancel’ or
help if you encounter any problem. When the process is complete, you
will have a VHD (virtual hard drive) disk. Copy the file to the
Hyper-V server and paste it into the VM folder containing the disks.
In this step, ensure that you have a
virtual machine that will support the new virtual hard drive.
Proceed to the Hyper-V manager and click on Action → New→ Virtual
machine and enter the configuration settings as per your
specifications. The process is quite simple, but you need to be
extra careful when selecting the VM generation option since you
cannot the alter the generation after creating a VHD
After selecting the generation, click
on finish to complete the setup.