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  1. Brink Win User

    Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10


    How to: Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10

    How to Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10


    Hyper-V enables running virtualized computer systems on top of a physical host. These virtualized systems (aka: guests) can be used and managed just as if they were physical computer systems, however they exist in a virtualized and isolated environment.

    If you like, you can delete a Hyper-V virtual machine to remove it from the Hyper-V Manager.

    When you delete a Hyper-V virtual machine, it deletes the virtual machine's configuration file, but does not delete any virtual hard drives (.vhdx). If the virtual machine has any checkpoints (aka: snapshots), these are deleted and merged into the virtual hard disk files after the virtual machine is deleted.

    This tutorial will show you how to delete a Hyper-V virtual machine on your Windows 10 PC.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Manager
    • Option Two: Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in PowerShell




    OPTION ONE [/i] Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Manager
    1. Open Hyper-V Manager (virtmgmt.msc).

    2. Select the Hyper-V virtual machine (ex: "Windows 7 Ultimate") you want to delete, and perform one of the following actions: (see screenshot below)
    • Press the Del key.
    • Click/tap on Delete in the Actions pane on the far right.
    • Right click or press and hold on the virtual machine, and click/tap on Delete.

    Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. When prompted, click/tap on Delete to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. When finished, you can close the Hyper-V Manager if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in PowerShell
    *note To see more usage options for the Remove-VM command, see: Remove-VM
    1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

    2. Type Get-VM into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. Make note of the Hyper-V virtual machine name (ex: "Windows 7 Ultimate") you want to delete. (see screenshot below)

    Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Type the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow Remove-VM "<VM name>" -Force"

    *note Substitute <VM name> in the command above with the actual virtual machine name (ex: "Windows 7 Ultimate") from step 2 you want to delete.

    For example: Remove-VM "Windows 7 Ultimate" -Force"



    Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

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    Brink, Jun 9, 2018
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  2. SarahKong Win User

    Hyper-V Virtual Machine not recognised

    The folder where your VM is do you see a .vhd file?

    Here is a great article step by step on how to import VM into hyper-v.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/conte...
     
    SarahKong, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Rex99ny Win User
    Where is the Hyper V Manager, How to I start it ?

    I am trying to setup an XP virtual Machine on Windows 10 Pro.

    I followed the steps in Neil Peterson article of 5/9/2016.

    System Requirements - done - ok

    Install Hyper-V - done - ok

    Create a Virtual Switch - skip

    Create a Virtual Machine

    Create a Virtual Machine with Hyper-V Manager

    These steps walk through how to manually create a virtual machine and deploy an operating system to this virtual machine.


    • In Hyper-V Manager, click Action > New >
      Virtual Machine
      to bring up the New

    Uhhhhhhhhh - this step obviously implies one knows

    1) Where the Hyper-V Manager is

    2) How to start the Hyper-V Manager

    Isn't that odd ?
     
    Rex99ny, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Delete Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10

    Mark St..., Oct 27, 2019
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  6. Kari Win User
    Moving Hyper-V to Another Disk

    1. Export the virtual machines to the drive where you want to move them (tutorial).
    2. When all VMs have been exported, delete them in Hyper-V Manager.
    3. When Hyper-V Manager is empty, not showing any VMs, import the previously exported VMs (tutorial). In Option One Step 6 of the tutorial, you need to select Register the virtual machine in-place, or if choosing Option Two in tutorial, select Step 2.
    Easy!
     
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