windows server 8 beta is out, check this video to use existing windows laptop/desktop to build vhd bootable windows server 8 hyper-v test lab without formatting existing os. you will learn how to boot to windows server 8 virtual hard disk (vhd)…

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download: install-windowsimage powershell script

steps: start powershell as administrator

execute: set-executionpolicy unrestricted

execute: cd c:sources

execute: .install-windowsimage.ps1 –wim c:sourcesinstall.wim -apply -index 4 -destination x:

download and install: easybcd 2.1