Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A VHD (virtual hard disk) is a virtual file format that represents a physical hard drive. The benefit of virtual hard disks is that multiple operating systems can be loaded onto the same host system. A VHD allows developers to perform cost-efficient software testing. The virtual hard disk was created by Connectix for the Connectix Virtual PC software. Microsoft later purchased the software on February 19, 2003, and renamed the product Microsoft Virtual PC.

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