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Using Restore-n-go to Deploy VM off host USB ISO in VirtualBox

  1. Click Start > Run Type diskmgmt.msc and click OK (In Vista/Win7 use the Start > Search Box)
  2. Locate your USB Disk #
  3. Open a command prompt cmd.exe (run as admin in Vista/Win7)
  4. Type cd %programfiles%\oracle\virtualbox
  5. Type the following (replace # with your USB Disk number from step 2) VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename "%USERPROFILE%"\.VirtualBox\usb.vmdk -rawdisk \\.\PhysicalDrive#
  6. Start VirtualBox (run as admin in Vista/Win7) and create a New Virtual Machine
  7. When prompted for a Virtual Hard Disk, tick use existing hard disk and select the usb.vmdk
Boot away!

Video tutorial/walkthrough with sound (9minutes):


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