What are two uses of a VHD in which it offers advantages over using a physical hard drive?. You can use the Disk Management tool or the diskpart command to create a virtual hard drive (VHD) on a physical computer. The VHD is a file that takes up some free space on the physical hard drive, but to the Windows interface it appears as a second hard drive. You can store data in folders and files on the VHD and even install Windows in the VHD. Follow these steps to create a VHD:
- In Disk Management, click Action in the menu bar and click Create VHD. Follow the on-screen directions to create the VHD, specifying its location on the hard drive and its size. You can make the size dynamically expanding. The VHD is listed as a Disk in the Disk Management window.
- Right-click the new disk and click Initialize Disk. Use the GPT partitioning system for the disk.
- To format the disk, right-click the unallocated space on the disk and click New Simple Volume. The VHD is now ready for use and appears in File Explorer or Windows Explorer as a new volume.
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