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  1. Brink Win User

    Rename Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10


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

    How to Rename 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.

    You can rename a Hyper-V virtual machine anytime you like.

    When you rename a Hyper-V virtual machine, it will only change its name in Hyper-V Manager. It will not change the name of the folder or virtual hard disk (.vhdx) file(s) for the virtual machine.

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


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




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

    2. Select the Hyper-V virtual machine (ex: "W10 RP") you want to rename, and perform one of the following actions: (see screenshot below)
    • Click/tap on the virtual machine in the Name column.
    • Press the F2 key.
    • Click/tap on Rename in the Actions pane on the far right.
    • Right click or press and hold on the virtual machine, and click/tap on Rename.

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

    3. Type a new name (ex: "W10 Release Preview") you want for the Hyper-V virtual machine, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

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

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





    OPTION TWO [/i] Rename Hyper-V Virtual Machine in PowerShell
    *note To see more usage options for the Rename-VM command, see: Rename-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: "W10 RP") you want to rename. (see screenshot below)

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

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

    *note Substitute <Current VM name> in the command above with the actual virtual machine name (ex: "W10 RP") from step 2 you want to rename.

    Substitute <New VM name> in the command above with the name (ex: "W10 Release Preview") you want to rename the virtual machine.

    For example: Rename-VM "W10 RP" -NewName "W10 Release Preview"



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

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

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jun 8, 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
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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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