Detach Virtual Hard Drives in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng, Anonymous

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to detach a virtual drive on a Windows 8 computer. In a previous tutorial, we explained how to create a virtual hard drive and make it work. Now, we may want to detach it to delete it or for any other purpose.

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Steps

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    If we open the File Explorer, we'll see our disk.
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    To remove it, 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 click on the disk to detach.
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    When the right side of the list is selected, we won't be able to detach it when we right-click on it, but we can perform several actions to it.
    For example, "Open", "Explore", "Mark Partition as Active", and so on.
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    To detach it, right-click on the left side of the list and click "Detach VHD".
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    Click "OK".
    Once this is done, we will see that the partition will no longer be available in the Explorer. This means that it's detached.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to detach a virtual drive on a Windows 8 computer.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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