It's your choice. I can however share I use a VHD image of a now retired XP machine thanks to Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx
With Windows 7 64 bit pro and it's virtual PC this was easy to make happen. Good luck with your brew.
Hello all, thanks for reading.
I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my new hard drive and make it so that I can manually dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP, but at the same time I like to make it so that I can use VM workstation 7 to load either windows 7 or XP through virtual machine while on XP or either 7. How would I go about it? Or do I need another VM software cause I read that VM workstation doesn't support VHD format but that was over a year ago and I'm not sure if version 7 supports VHD format or not.
The ideal situation I prefer would be to use Windows XP and be able to access Windows 7 while on XP through VM, but at the same time if i wanted to manually boot onto Windows 7 without VM, that remains as an option.
I also would like to install Norton Ghost 2010 onto Windows 7, would that get in the way of things?
Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it!