How to Create a Virtual Drive

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Windows features the capability to create a virtual disk drive. A virtual disk drive is a special folder of an actual physical drive that actually serves as a drive in its own right. You can, for example, create a virtual CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in Windows. A key advantage of a virtual drive is that it usually saves time. A virtual CD drive, for example, can be read much faster than a physical CD drive because it exists on the hard drive.

  • Click "Start" and right-click "Computer." Click "Manage."

  • Right-click "Disk Management" in the left pane and click "Create VHD." Follow the onscreen prompts to create a virtual drive.

  • Right-click the new drive and click "Initialize Disk." Then click "OK."

  • Right-click the new drive again and click "New Simple Volume." Follow the onscreen prompts. Once that setup is finished, your virtual drive is ready for use.

  • Close your Registry Editor and restart your PC. And you're done!

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