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How to Convert a ".GHO" File to a ".VHD" File for Use in Microsoft Hyper-V with Deployment Solution 7.1

Created: 12 Jan 2012 • Updated: 12 Jan 2012
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Ghost 12.0.0.4112, shipped with Deployment Solution 7.1 and later, is capable to create / convert to VHD images.

You can convert a ".GHO" file to a ".VHD" file using ghost32.exe, ghost64.exe or the Linux version of ghost.exe.
To convert the file, run ghost with the following command line:

-clone,mode=restore,src=C:\image.gho,dst=V:\image.vhd

Now you can open Hyper-V Manager Snap-in

select New > Virtual Machine...

Open the New Virtual Machine Wizard, click Next

Allocate the amount of memory, click Next

Configure Networking, click Next

Select "Use an existing virtual disk" and Browse to the location where you stored your newly converted .VHD image