How to Create a Virtual Hard Drive in Windows 7

Have you ever wished you had an extra Hard Disk to store files, share, or set aside as an encrypted vault? One of the new features in Windows 7 is the ability to create Virtual Hard Disks and we’ll show you how.
Create a Virtual Drive 
This process creates virtual disks in the .VHD format where the minimum size is 3MB. To begin, Right-click on My Computer and select to Manage. Alternately you can type diskmgmt.msc into the Start search box and enter.
The Computer Management screen opens click on Disk Management then Action and Create VHD.
Browse to the directory you want the disk to reside, choose the size you want it to be, and select dynamic or a fixed. If you want the disk to expand in size as you add files to it, then pick Dynamically expanding. Check Fixed size if you want a specific size and for it to stay that way.
 In Disk Management in Microsoft Windows you will see the virtual drive listed as unallocated space.
To begin using it you’ll need to Right-click and select Initialize Disk.
 In the initialize disk box just keep MBR selected and hit OK.
Create a Volume
Now it is time to create a volume by Right-clicking the unallocated space and select New Simple Volume.
The New Simple Volume Wizard starts up and it’s just a matter of completing it.
Choose the amount of space you want to use for the volume.
Assign it a dive letter that is not currently being used.
Format the new volume as NTFS, FAT32, or FAT. Check if you want a quick format and file compression.
The wizard is complete, click on Finish.
If you have AutoPlay enabled it should pop up for you to open up your new virtual hard disk.
It will be listed with the other disks in Disk Management.
Of course you will also see it listen under My Computer.
This is a cool new feature that will let you use the disk as you would any type of real disk. You can encrypt it, share it out to other systems, store files to it…however you would use an extra disk connected to your system.
This is a cool new feature in Windows 7 that will add extra functionality and options to your current system. There are several ways you can use your VHD including making it bootable. If you have used your geek imagination and have come up with unique ways to use a VHD, leave a comment to tell us about it.

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Technical Support: Microsoft Office 2003 Help

Microsoft has a range of products and services, and it offers support for all its products. Microsoft Office 2003 has many improvements when compared to its predecessors. When you are working with Outlook 2003, you can have many technical issues like how to customize contacts, how to manage files, how to share information, how to automate tasks, how to organize calendar, how to customize e-mail messages, how to configure e-mail accounts and many others.

For getting information about how to resolve all these technical issues, you can visit Microsoft support website. When you are working with Office 2003, then you can take help from Microsoft Office online on many topics.

You can get information about how to create and format documents, how to share information, how to automate tasks, how to secure your documents, how to work with graphics and charts and many more related to Word 2003. While installation of Microsoft Office 2003, you can face some error messages like runtime error and so.

While working with Office 2003 you may face following error messages, “This patch could not be opened”, “The Windows Installer service could not be accessed”, you can take information from Microsoft support website for resolving these technical issues. You can also contact a support professional through e-mail, phone or online for getting help on technical issues related to Microsoft Office 2003. In Microsoft technical communities, you can ask questions, share information and exchange ideas with others.