VM - Boot either W10 or W11 from same SINGLE Virtual Machine


jimbo45

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Hi folks
Using KVM/QEMU as Host you can create a SINGLE VM which on powering up will allow you to boot different installations of Windows (or even other OS'es).

The trick is to allocate a large chunk of Disk for the primary disk, create single EFI and MSR partitions on it (boot either a Windows install iso ->repair windows system .-> command mode or winpe) , create via DISKPART some VHDX files for Windows and for other OS'es another partition), attach the vhdx file and use /dism Apply-Image and bcdboot to create the boot mgr.

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follow the thread I posted on theW10 Forums for details and screenshots. This one shows a VM on booting will show a boot menu to boot either into W10 or W11. Only ONE VM needs to be defined on the HOST.


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