Before tell you more about creating virtual disks, it should be noted that under the same name hides a little bit different action. Some users want to create a virtual drive, the other - the virtual hard disk .Their purpose, of course, different.Therefore produce them in different ways.
How to create a virtual disk: a virtual drive
Very often, the network can be downloaded disk image , such as some games.Of course, the download - it's only half the battle.Now we must also launch a toy.Here, everyone has two options: burn the image to a DVD-ROM, or use the virtual disk.With the last game will be launched as from disk.Thus it will always be stored on a computer.Agree, it is very convenient.
Create a virtual drive is very easy, but this requires a certain program .At the moment there are so many different
Daemon Tools - is a free emulator CD / DVD, which supports many systems of protection.With CD / DVD Daemon Tools can emulate a conventional disk drives and the protection type Laserlock, Securom, BACKUPcopies.If you set a goal to create only a couple of other virtual drives, with which you will run a variety of drives, then this program will be very convenient for you.
Another very popular program to create a virtual drive is Alcohol 120% .But it is worth considering that the program fee.Of course, to evaluate all the possibilities for developers to use the program free produce for a certain period.Then, of course, you must purchase a license.The main difference Alcohol 120% of Daemon Tools functionality.Alcohol 120% enables you to create and use up to 31 images at a time.This provides much greater data transfer speed than a conventional drive.Alcohol 120% is also good because it can create disk images of himself, but uses only existing Daemon.
How to create a virtual disk: VHD
virtual hard disk may come in handy if you want to store the data in one image file .To open such a file image visualization software needed and virtual machines.Well, that Windows 7 has everything you need to create such a disc!And a virtual hard disk can be used to put it another OS.
So, how to create a virtual hard disk to Windows 7?To create a virtual disk, you will not leave a lot of time. to start in the Start menu search box, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter .This opens a window "Disk Management".In the "Action", select "Create a virtual hard disk."
Now you should choose a location that will store your VHD («Browse»).After selecting click Save.You also need to set the capacity of a virtual disk.Here, everything will be at your discretion.But do not forget that you can set the format of the virtual hard disk.Dynamic extension gives you the ability to increase the capacity of a virtual disk as you add and store the data on it.But Fixed size will give you to increase disk capacity.Click OK, and now you just have to wait until Windows itself create a virtual disk.It will be automatically mounted, so immediately after it is created, you will see it in the list of all disks that are installed in the system.
But that's not all. To start using the disc, you must initialize it and create a partition on it .To initialize the disk, open the Control Panel - & gt;Administration - & gt;Computer Management.In the left menu, select Disk Management console.Select the drive you want to initialize.In the next window, select the drive disc initialization, also note the master boot record (MBR) and click OK.Now wait until the end of the initialization.
so you can see your hard drive and use it, after the initialization is required to establish that (section).Right-click Initialize Disk and select "New Simple Volume."This opens a wizard to create a simple volume.Click Next and specify the partition size in megabytes.The next step - a drive letter assignment.Click Next and select formatting options volume (recommended NTFS).In the next screen of the wizard, check all your entries and click Finish.Now your virtual hard disk is ready for use.