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Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools: Safari Books Online. Optimize Windows system reliability and performance with Sysinternals IT pros and power users consider the free Windows Sysinternals tools indispensable for diagnosing, troubleshooting, and deeply understanding the Windows platform. In this extensively updated guide, Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Windows expert Aaron Margosis help you use these powerful tools to optimize any Windows system’s reliability, efficiency, performance, and security.

The authors first explain Sysinternals’ capabilities and help you get started fast. Next, they offer in-depth coverage of each major tool, from Process Explorer and Process Monitor to Sysinternals’ security and file utilities. Then, building on this knowledge, they show the tools being used to solve real-world cases involving error messages, hangs, sluggishness, malware infections, and much more. Windows Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis show you how to: Disk2vhd - Windows Sysinternals. OemKey - Récupérer sa clé de licence Windows OEM. OemKey - Récupérer sa clé de licence Windows OEM 3.1 (62.5%) 8 votes Lorsque vous achetez un ordinateur ( Portable ou Fixe) , une tablette en grande surface généralement vous avez le système d'exploitation qui est inclus.

La clé de licence de ce système est appelée Clé OEM ( la clé d'origine et d'usine elle est "incrustée" dans votre carte mère). Il y a quelques années vous aviez un auto-collant sous le portable où sur une tranche de votre PC FIXE mais désormais elles sont incluses dans le bios de la carte mère. Vous n'avez donc plus cette étiquette. Je vous propose un outil qui permet de lire le BIOS et de récupérer la clé en cas de besoin. Avant tout il faut savoir que l'outil récupère la clé incluse dans le bios et donc pas forcément celle qui est activée ! Pour récupérer la clé nous allons utiliser le logiciel OEMKEY il suffit de cliquer sur le bouton Download sur la page du site Au cas ou le lien direct depuis notre propre serveur Réinstallation Windows et clé OEM.

Migration d’une machine physique Windows7 vers une machine virtuel VirtualBox (P2V) Bonjour, Aujourd’hui un petit article sur la migration d’un Windows 7 vers une Virtual Machine VirtualBox. Je vais donc commencer par les deux problèmes les plus courants et enfin finir par la procédure de migration des données. 1° Problème : Pour accélérer le temps de chargement, l’installation de M$ Windows modifie le registre pour ne pas démarrer les drivers des matériels non présents. Le problème est qu’ici nous allons changer le matériel et que si le driver du contrôleur de disques ne démarre pas, Windows ne trouvera pas son disque de démarrage!!! La solution : modifier le registre Windows avant la migration. Je vous propose pour cela d’utiliser ce fichier de modification du registre : Add_VBox_Hardware 2° Problème : Migration des données : L’idéal est de démarrer le PC via un Linux Live (CD, DVD ou clef USB)… Personnellement j’ai utilisé une clef USB sous Ubuntu.

Migration avec internet : Comme j’ai internet, j’en profite pour installer VirtualBox qui viendra avec ces outils de migration. Disk2vhd ou comment convertir une machine physique en machine virtuelle. Bonjour, Vous connaissez sûrement le site Sysinternal, proposant des solution technique pour les plateformes Windows (racheté par Microsoft en 2006). En farfouillant un peu, il est possible d’y trouver des outils très pratique du style : Process Explorer, Process Monitor, PsKill, ShareEnum …etc bref une vrai mine pour tous les tech et bidouilleurs en herbe que vous êtes Disk2vhd est donc une solution proposée par Sysinternal qui permet de convertir à chaud une (ou plusieurs) partition(s) en disque virtuel.

Ok sympa c’est cool mais pour quoi faire allez vous me dire ! Et bien je vois au moins trois intérêts : Sauvegarder toutes les donnés de votre machine dans un fichier au format .vhd (que l’on peut monter et explorer via l’explorateur Windows)Virtualiser votre machine via Virtual PC (sur une Workstation) ou Hyper-V (sur un serveur).La création du VHD peut se faire à chaud donc aucune coupure de services. Et pour ne rien gâcher, cet outils est petit(1,8 Mo), gratuit et portable ! Nilz. Disk2vhd. Introduction Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs).

The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows' Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted). The Disk2vhd user interface lists the volumes present on the system: It will create one VHD for each disk on which selected volumes reside. Note: Virtual PC supports a maximum virtual disk size of 127GB. Disk2vhd runs on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and higher, including x64 systems. Runs on: VHD (file format) The format was created by Connectix for their Virtual PC product, known as Microsoft Virtual PC since Microsoft acquired Connectix in 2003.

A Virtual Hard Disk allows multiple operating systems to reside on a single host machine. This method enables developers to test software on different operating systems without the cost or hassle of installing a second hard disk or partitioning a single hard disk into multiple volumes. The ability to directly modify a virtual machine's hard disk from a host server supports many applications, including: Moving files between a VHD and the host file systemBackup and recoveryAntivirus and securityImage management and patchingDisk conversion (physical to virtual, and vice versa)Life-cycle management and provisioning (re) VHDs are implemented as files that reside on the native host file system.

Significant benefits result from the ability to boot a physical computer from a virtual hard drive: Third-party products also use VHD file format. About VHD. This documentation is archived and is not being maintained. The Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format is a publicly-available image format specification that allows encapsulation of the hard disk into an individual file for use by the operating system as a virtual disk in all the same ways physical hard disks are used. These virtual disks are capable of hosting native file systems (NTFS, FAT, exFAT, and UDFS) while supporting standard disk and file operations. VHD API support allows management of the virtual disks.

Virtual disks created with the VHD API can function as boot disks. An example of how VHD files are used is the Hyper-V feature in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Virtual Server, and Windows Virtual PC. These products use the VHD API to contain the Windows operating system image utilized by a virtual machine as its system boot disk. Terminology The term backing store is used to refer to the physical file that exists on the actual hard disk. VHD System Features Overview Virtual Disk Types.

Disk2vhd - Windows Sysinternals. Convert-VHD. How to restore VHD file backup? Hi Ronda, The reason why you’ve a VHD file is because you’ve created a system image backup. A system image includes Windows and your system settings, programs, and files. You can use a system image to restore the contents of your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working. When you restore your computer from a system image, it is a complete restoration; you can't choose individual items to restore, and all of your current programs, system settings, and files are replaced.

You wouldn’t be able to restore VHD files using backup and restore center. You can mount the image by following the steps below. Method 1: Steps to mount VHD files in Windows 7 a. B. C. Check out the section in the link below about how to extract files from a system image (advanced) Method 2: How to restore your computer from a system image backup Learn more about system image backup Hope this information is helpful.

Create and Use a Virtual Hard Disk on Windows 7. Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs) in Windows Virtual PC – Windows Virtual PC. What are VHDs? Virtual Hard Disks (abbreviated to VHDs) are files on the physical machine that store the hard disk contents of a Virtual Machine (VM). Each VHD file is treated as a separate hard disk by Windows® Virtual PC (WVPC). The Virtual Hard Disk file format is an open standard. For the curious, the specifications of VHD file format can be found here: As can be seen, the format is quite straightforward and is completely agnostic to the virtualization technology in use and to the host and guest operating systems.

WVPC, Windows® XP Mode, Microsoft Hyper-V®, Virtual PC 2007® and other Microsoft’s virtualization solutions use the VHD format. Types of VHDs There are three types of Virtual Hard Disks: fixed disks, dynamically expanding disks and differencing disks. Fixed disks take up all the space that the VHD is allowed to have up front. Differencing disks are a little different. Figure 1. Using VHDs VHDs and Windows XP Mode.