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    As many of us do, I need a place to quickly build up and tear down Operating Systems and test interoperability.  I have always wanted to do all of this on my laptop.  Now is the time and I wanted some advice.  My company issues an XP Laptop.

    My thought is to use a tool (unknown at this time) to create a VHD Snapshot of the OS and all the applications.  My thinking was to use WINPE or something else that will image the OS in a VHD format.  From there I was going to install a Hypervisor.  I was thinking about installing Server 2012 w/Hyper-V, making it the host OS.  Then I could run the original VHD and still use my corporate laptop for creating new OS installs, next to my corporate required Operating System.

    Any advice or experience would be helpful.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 6:49 PM