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== Image types ==
 
== Image types ==
 
There are multiple types of Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) images:
 
There are multiple types of Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) images:
* Fixed-size hard disk image
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* Fixed-size hard disk image; the image contains all data
* Dynamic-size (or sparse) hard disk image
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* Dynamic-size (or sparse) hard disk image; the image contains used data only
* Differencing (or delta) hard disk image
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* Differencing (or delta) hard disk image; the image contains changes relative to its parent image
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==

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Image types

There are multiple types of Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) images:

  • Fixed-size hard disk image; the image contains all data
  • Dynamic-size (or sparse) hard disk image; the image contains used data only
  • Differencing (or delta) hard disk image; the image contains changes relative to its parent image

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