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How to make a complete virtual hard disk copy on Windows 7 with magic partition manager

Updated on Nov 30, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Master

This page tells you how to copy or clone the virtual hard disk in Windows 10/7/8/XP/Vista easily with EaseUS partition manager, the best tool to convert VHD to physical disk or vice versa.

Introduction of virtual hard disk

VHD (virtual hard disk) is very popular among software developers for it allows multiple operating systems to reside on a single host machine. In this way, they can test software on different operating systems without any cost or damage to actual hardware.

One of the new functions provided by this latest operating system is that VHD can be fully supported by Windows 7, both with and without a host operating system to be present. Currently, only Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 are compatible with this feature.

How to copy virtual hard disk on Windows 7

Actually, some users want to copy partition or copy virtual hard disk to the physical disk in order to transfer the data to a much safer place. However, Windows 7 doesn't support copy virtual disk. How to deal with this job easily? The third party partition software can help users to copy virtual hard disk.

We recommend outstanding Windows 7 partition manager - EaseUS Partition Master to users for it can help users to copy virtual hard disk. Besides, resize/move virtual partitions, convert FAT to NTFS and many functions such as hard disk copy are helpful.

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 Windows 10 is supported

  • Right-click "My Computer" > Manage > Storage > Disk Management, right-click Disk Management and choose Attach VHD.

Attach VHD in Disk Management

Then follow the details below:


Step 1: Select the source disk.

Open EaseUS Partition Master. Right-click the disk that you want to copy or clone. Then, select "Clone".

select the disk that you want to copy

Step 2: Select the target disk.

Choose the wanted HDD/SSD as your destination.

choose a suitable destination

Step 3: View the disk layout and edit the target disk partition size. 

You can select "Autofit the disk", "Clone as the source" and "Edit disk layout" to customize your disk layout.

Then click "OK" to continue. (The data on the target disk will be wiped, back up the data in advance.)


Step 4: Execute the operation.

Click the "Execute the operation" option and click "Apply" to start the disk cloning process.



1. The destination disk cannot be the dynamic disk, boot disk or bad disk.

2. The destination disk may be smaller than virtual disk, but it should be equal to or larger than the used space on the source disk. If not, the copied process won't be able to continue.

Besides, copy VHD partition in Windows 7, EaseUS Partition Master contains some other useful function to well manage your partition. Such as resizing/move partition, extend system partition, merge partition, etc.