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Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
This article discusses how to change the default storage location for Virtual PC virtual hard disk image files (.vhd), for guest PC saved state files (.vsv), and for undo drive files (.vud). By default, when you create a new guest PC, these image files are stored in the following folder location:
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\My DocumentsIf your user profile is located on a server, this may cause a delay during the logon process because these large files may be included in your profile. Because of this, you may want to change the default location of the guest PC image files.
To change the default folder where the guest PC image files are stored, edit the Windows registry. WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Note The following steps only change the location of new virtual hard disk image files that you create by using the PC Setup Wizard. By default, virtual hard disk image files that you create by using the Virtual Disk Wizard are located in the same folder that you selected when you last used the Virtual Disk Wizard.
To edit the Windows registry, follow these steps:
Article ID: 824559 - Last Review: August 12, 2003 - Revision: 1.0
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