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Using VMware to Create Boot Image

VMware is a virtual machine software. You can use VMware to create a CCBoot boot image.

  1. Install VMware Workstation on a computer.
  2. Create a virtual machine in VMware.
  3. Install Windows system in the virtual machine, named it as "Windows 10 x64" and optimize the system if it’s necessary.
  4. Install the CCBoot Client software and then restart.
  5. Shutdown virtual machine.
  6. Open the virtual machine settings, click the "Hardware" tab, and click on “Hard disk (NVMe), the disk file location will be under “Disk File” section (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. Click the "Options" tab, the section "Working directory" will show the directory location of the virtual disk. Here it’s "D:\Windows 10 x64" (Figure 2).

Figure 2

  1. In the CCBootCloud panel, click the “Image” tab and then click “+” button and browse to the directory "D:\Windows 10 x64" and select the “Windows 10 x64.vmdk” file and click “Select” button.
  2. Now, you can use the image as a boot image directly.

Note: We recommend using "VMDK2VHD" to convert vmdk to vhd file and using the VHD as the boot image. Please refer to "Convert VMDK to VHD".

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