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  1. Brink Win User

    Move Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10


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

    How to Move 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 move a Hyper-V virtual machine and all files associated with it to a new storage location of your choice.

    This tutorial will show you how to completely move a Hyper-V virtual machine to a new location in Windows 10.


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




    OPTION ONE [/i] Move Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Manager
    1. Turn off the Hyper-V virtual machine you want to move if currently running.

    2. Open Hyper-V Manager (virtmgmt.msc).

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

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

    4. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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

    5. Select (dot) Move the virtual machine's storage, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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

    6. Select (dot) Move all of the virtual machine's data to a single location, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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

    7. Perform the following actions to specify a new location for the virtual machine's items: (see screenshots below)
    1) Click/tap on the Browse button.
    2) Navigate to and select the folder at the location you want to move the virtual machine to.
    3) Click/tap on Select Folder.
    4) Click/tap on Next.


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

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

    8. Verify everything is correct, and click/tap on Finish when ready to move the virtual machine. (see screenshot below)

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

    9. The virtual machine will now start moving to the new location. (see screenshot below)

    *note It can take a while to finish moving the virtual machine.

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

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





    OPTION TWO [/i] Move Hyper-V Virtual Machine in PowerShell
    *note To see more usage options for the Move-VMStorage command, see: Move-VMStorage | Microsoft Dics
    1. Turn off the Hyper-V virtual machine you want to move if currently running.

    2. Open an elevated PowerShell.

    3. 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 move. (see screenshot below)

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

    4. Type the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow Move-VMStorage "<VM name>" -DestinationStoragePath "<Full Path of New Location>"

    *note Substitute <VM name> in the command above with the actual virtual machine name (ex: "Windows 7 Ultimate") from step 3 you want to move.

    Substitute <Full Path of New Location> in the command above with the full path of the folder (ex: "E:\Virtual Machines\Windows 7 Ultimate") at the new location you want to move the virtual machine to.

    For example: Move-VMStorage "Windows 7 Ultimate" -DestinationStoragePath "E:\Virtual Machines\Windows 7 Ultimate"



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

    5. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like. (see screenshot below)

    *note It can take a while to finish moving the virtual machine.


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


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jun 10, 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
    #2
  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
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    Suddenly, Hyper V would not connect to any Virtual Machine using the Virtual Machine Connection. I trying creating new VMs and nothing worked. I am using Windows 10 Education.
     
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