I'm trying to set up Windows 8 to boot from VHD. In 7 I'd boot from the DVD, press Shift-F10 then type:
create vdisk file="C:\win7.vhd" type=expandable maximum=100000
select vdisk file="C:\win7.vhd"
I'd then install to the newly-accessible VHD. All good.
I'm trying to do the same in Win 8. As some of you will be aware, Windows 8 is localised into proper English and it therefore defaults to a UK keyboard layout. On the first screen of the installer you can select NZ and it'll swap to the US layout... but this doesn't seem to affect the Shift-F10 command prompt. I'm getting stuck on the second command because the \ key types # instead!
I've been through all the key combinations that I can think of and can't find any way to type a backslash. Does anyone know:
1. How to type a backslash, or
2. How to change the keyboard layout to US, or
3. Some other way of creating/attaching a VHD?