How to … Make a bootable clone hard disk in Windows 7

Disclaimer  : it is a short story of the long story from 

Step 1 : Read  and confirm you have administrative rights to run programs.

Step 2 : Download tools

                          a) Disk2VHD from SysInternals,

                          b) VHD Resizer,

                          c) BcdVHD, .

                         d) Original Windows 7 disc with bootsect.exe

Step 3 : Run Disk2VHD and create a vhd file


Step 4 : Attach the VHD  file in the DiskManagement, make online, delete raw volumes and shrink hard disk. Detach VHD.

Step 5: Run VHD Resizer with selected VHD.


Step 6: Run BcdVHD in order to add this VHD to the boot configuration.


Run bootsect on VHD as mentioned in 

Step 7: Restart and confirm you successfully boot. Run %SystemDrive% on vhd. Note the drive

Step 8: Attach the registry of the file as mentioned in 

Step 9 : Restart

Step 10: Congratulations, you have a full VHD system to boot that is running now!