Disk2vhd v2.01

Checker on 20 Jan 2015
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jan 2014
  • Suggested by guinness

Disk2vhd is a utility that can create live "snapshots" of Windows volumes, allowing you to duplicate/backup systems while running. The program creates Virtual Hard Disk files (.VHD, Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format) from physical disks and can be used in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs).

The program uses Windows' own Volume Snapshot capability added starting with WinXP 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 saved to a different disk than ones being converted).

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder, and a single registry key as with all Sysinternal applications.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch disk2vhd.exe.

8 comments on Disk2vhd  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2012-06-22 13:32

Windows 7 seems to be able to boot images created by Disk2vhd, which is actually rather useful -- not to mention ├╝bercool... ;┬║)

Now, if XP could do the same, the world would be a lot closer to perfection...


abc 2012-06-23 02:00

It's by Sysinternals, of course. just get their Sysinternals Suite: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062 and you'll have this plus many other cool utilities.


OliverJ 2013-04-05 12:18


Midas 2013-12-19 16:56

Although Disk2vhd page lists version as v1.64, the executable downloaded displays v2.0 -- its size has also grown four-fold...

Plus, the entry screenshot is now outdated.


Midas 2014-07-06 02:03

Site is displaying v2.01.


Checker 2014-07-06 10:37

@ Midas: Thanks ... and updated ;)


Hawk 2014-07-09 12:27

Wrong download link. This is the correct: http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Disk2vhd.zip


Midas 2014-07-09 13:33

It was http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/Disk2vhd.zip -- it's unusual for MS to have a case sensitive path. Changed.


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