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    Hi, Forum ! New poster, please pardon if I unknowingly break some rule…

    I wish to get and use Vhdmount.exe for the purpose of mounting vhd files on XP SP3, however I am having
    a “special” problem here : the installer refuses to proceed, because (it says) the destination AND “system”
    disks must be NTFS. On my system for reasons which do not matter now, the “system” partition (that which holds ntldr & boot.ini, etc) is FAT32, and the “boot” partition (in MS parlance, the one with the Windows system files) is FAT32 too.
    I do have large NTFS partitions, onto which I intended to install the Vhdmount.

    Is it really impossible to install and run the vhd mounter just beacuase the system (and or the boot) partition
    of my system aren’t NTFS ? Or is this just one more “quirk” of the MS monster ? If the latter, how can I circumvent
    the block ? Some way to get the needed files out of the installer or from the net ?

    To be absolutely clear, I wanf the VHDMOUNT utility ONLY, NOT virtual server (I have VPC 2007).

    If – as often with MS – this is unworkable, what other options could you recommend for mounting vhd files to Windows XP ? [Edit:] I have tried Gizmo central, that gave me a – rarely seen here -blue screen :- the moment it was attaching an old vhd. Should I give it (Gizmo) a second chance ? Opinions welcome…

    Thanks in advance and long live virtualization !

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