Delete Virtual Hard Drive in Windows 8

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    If we open the File Explorer, we'll see our disk.
    The location of the VHD file is on Disk (D:).
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    If we try to delete it by clicking "Delete" and then "Yes", the system will tell us that the action can't be completed because the file is open in System.
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    We need to right-click in the lower left corner of the screen and click "Disk Management".
    Wait for it to load.
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    When it loads, scroll down and find the disk to delete.
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    Right-click on the left side of the list and click "Detach VHD".
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    Click "OK".
    Wait for it to finish.
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    Now we can close the Disk Management window.
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    If we open the File Explorer, we'll see that the virtual disk is no longer available here.
    Now it's safe to delete the VHD file. Hit "Delete" on the keyboard and click "Yes". It's deleted.
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    It's now in the Recycle Bin.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to delete a virtual disk on a Windows 8 computer.
    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
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I'm using windows 10 I created a VHD in drive 1 but it tells me there is insufficient space to copy a partition from C: I either need to delete this VHD and create a new larger one or increase the size of the existing one please help?

I created a VHD in drive 1 but it tells me there is insufficient space to copy a partition from C: I either need to delete this VHD and create a new larger one or increase the size of the existing one please help

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Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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