Make it easier to attach VHDs in WinPE mode


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Danskeman
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Presently, in order to attach a vhd in WinPE mode, you have to go to command prompt first and use "select vdisk" command, followed by "attach vdisk" command.  Whilst straightforward, it can be annoying with long filenames/paths.

It would be good to have an attach vhd command from Macrium Reflect menu instead rather like command in disk management.  Even better a "create vhd" menu as well.
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Purely out of curiosity, what is your use case for mounting VHDs, as opposed to Reflect image/backup files, in the WinPE/Rescue environment?

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Several reasons.

I use vhds for dual booting different versions of Windows.   I normally get driver issues with the standard MS ISOs, so I use Macrium Redeploy which works well in sorting driver issues.  Even sysprep fails sometimes.

I also use vhds to convert a 32bit uefi iso to legacy bios, use Macrium ''fix windows boot problems" etc.

Sometimes, I want to overwrite C drive partition on host from a tested vhd.

I can do all this using diskpart (which surprised some gurus I know who were adamant you could not use vhds in winpe mode).

An actual menu command would be neat, and afaik no other mainstream tool can do this).

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