When I create a VHD that's just a file on the host system. I never needed to use any partition tool or app.
However if you are trying to use HyperV then that's a whole other story. And since you have an OEM OS such may not be supported (I'm going with it is not supported.)
To do this HyperV and more I bet you need a full retail OS and more.
Why not put Windows 8 in a virtual machine for now?
Also, if you want a dual boot to Windows 8, since there is no retail WIndows 8 yet (just OEM) you find yourself out on a limb with no support.
I strongly suggest you put 8 into a VM first.
I just purchased an Hp Pavillion dv6t-7000, CTO Enterntainment notebook PC. I want to take space from the C drive and create a virtual hard disk.
Disk 0 is sectioned as follows:
199 MB NTFS; System Active, Primary Partition
C: 678.60 GB NTFS; Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition
Recovery D: 21.53 GB NTFS; Healthy Primary
I would like to take 50gb from C: and create a virtual hard drive to install windows 8 to have a dual-boot system. Can someone point me to a credible link that describes how to do this or share the solution? I have tried a process described at TechRepublic where you create a VHD, then boot to Windows 8, shft f10 into an admin window and try to use diskpart to select the vdisk file which does not exist, ie., i can't find it.
Is there something else I need to do? Can I do this through the disk manager?
Many thanks for any info