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[HyperV] Creating a Virtual Machine from Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager

Hi Guys!

This post is meant for Rookies out there. Some experts might find this guide is not that necessary, but hey, not everyone knows this right? The expert in anything was once a beginner.

Prerequisite : We need to have an ISO file to boot from the virtual machine.

PS : If you can’t find the Hyper-V Manager in your Windows 10, most probably it is not enabled. You may proceed to enable it by referring https://malvinjacob.blogspot.com/2018/05/how-to-enable-hyper-v-in-windows-10.html

Creating a VM from Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager

1. From the start menu, search for Hyper-V Manager & launch.

2. Click New>Virtual Machine.

3. Create the VM according to your preferences as per below example:-

Step 1 : Click Next
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Step 2 : Specify the name of your VM & click next.
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Step 3 : Choose the VM’s Generation & click next.
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Note : There are two options, as a summary & easy understanding, Generation 1 creates a legacy boot whereas Generation 2 creates a UEFI boot. For a more comparison & information, you may check https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/comparing-hyper-v-generation-1-2-virtual-machines/ .

Step 4 : Assign memory & click next. (For this guide I’ve assigned 1gb)
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Note : This is the part where we assign the RAM for the VM. It’s up to you how much you’re gonna assign, as long your machine’s RAM can support your VM.

Step 5 : Configure networking & click next.
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Note : If there is no switch available, you may create it later on & assign it to the VM. Refer
Link 1 : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/get-started/create-a-virtual-switch-for-hyper-v-virtual-machines 
Link 2 : https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/the-hyper-v-virtual-switch-explained-part-1/

Step 6 : Create a Virtual Hard Disk & Click next.
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Step 7 : Choose the ISO File to boot from the VM.
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Once done click on Finish & you can connect to the newly created VM by right click from the VM list.

Hope this post helps in a way!
Thanks & have a good day ☺

This post first appeared on MJ's IT Technical Journey. Read the original article.