Chenall has written NTBOOT which allows us to boot to a Windows 7/8/10 VHD or VHDX file (fixed size type – not dynamic type).

The VHD must be contiguous.

1. Download NBOOT-2014-08-31 from here.

2. Extract the ntboot.iso file to your grub4dos USB drive, e.g. \ntboot.iso

3. Add your Windows 7/8/10 .VHD file, e.g. \Win.VHD

4. Modify your \menu.lst filetitle TEST WIN VHD \nmap –mem /ntboot.iso (0xff)map –hook(0xff)/NTBOOT NT6=()/WIN.VHDboot

You can also specify a .WIM file instead of a VHD file.title TEST WIN WIM\nmap –mem /ntboot.iso (0xff)map –hook(0xff)/NTBOOT NT6=()/WIN.WIMboot

To boot to XP-based VHD’s use:title TEST XP VHD \nmap –mem /ntboot.iso (0xff)map –hook(0xff)/NTBOOT NT5=()/WINXP.VHDboot

Easy2Boot includes an enhanced version of NTBOOT and can boot Windows VHD and WIM files – just copy over the ISO\WIM\VHD files to an Easy2Boot USB drive and boot!

Easy2Boot (E2B) is popular multiboot USB solution that also contains agFM and Ventoy. It supports both Legacy and UEFI.
Simply copy on your bootable ISO files to the E2B USB drive and boot! Boot to DOS, Linux, Windows Install ISOs (XP>Win11),
automate Windows installs, WIM files, VHD files, images of flash drives, Linux ISO+persistence, etc.
E2B is unique in that it uses partition images which allows you to directly boot from Secure Boot images (no need to disable Secure Boot or run MOK manager or modify your UEFI BIOS).


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