new in Hyper-V . some help


mclaudio

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Hello
i am installing hyper v windows 11 (over 11)

i have a few difficulties. hope someone can help

1 - is there an easy way to share a USB drive?
2 - when in full screen the image always shows in a small square. how can i change it?
3 - when i enter full screen what hotkey to exit and come back to windows?

thanks a lot
 

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1) yes - but you need to install Windows 11 Pro (or better) to use enhanced mode. If your guest is Windows 11 Home, you can only use basic mode and then you cannot share a usb drive.

2) same - you need to use enhanced mode

3) cursor up to top of screen to get Hyper-V toolbar, then you can minimise it.
 

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As cereberus says, enhanced mode makes it a lot easier, but you need a Pro guest to use that.

If your guest is Home, there are still a few things you can do to help.

You could share the usb drive from your Host, then the Guest should be able to see and use it as a network share.

When running a guest full screen you should be able to change its display settings to a resolution that makes better use of the available screen.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
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    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
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    50 Mbps
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    Edge, Firefox
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
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    0T6M8G
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    8GB
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    1366x768
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    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
As cereberus says, enhanced mode makes it a lot easier, but you need a Pro guest to use that.

If your guest is Home, there are still a few things you can do to help.

You could share the usb drive from your Host, then the Guest should be able to see and use it as a network share.

When running a guest full screen you should be able to change its display settings to a resolution that makes better use of the available screen.
Yeah - sharing usb drive as a network drive works on Home.

Actually, my tests show accessing a drive connected to a network share is much faster than accessing via the Tsclient in enhanced mode.

Re. resizing a screen, in Home, can be a bit trickier. You can edit one of the config files and manually set the desired resolution.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
Re. resizing a screen, in Home, can be a bit trickier. You can edit one of the config files and manually set the desired resolution.
I have no problems using Settings in the guest Windows 11 Home. I can choose anything up to the maximum resolution of the Host's display, 1920x1080 in my case.

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The same applies to a Windows 10 Home and a Windows 8.1 Home guest.

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The choice is more restricted for a Windows 7 Home guest.

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    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
hi there.
trying to boot from VHDX...so i made VHDX shadow copy, then in other PC added to boot menu but i get the following error
what am i doing wrong?

if i disable secure boot i got a different blue screen

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  • OS
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
Are you trying to native boot vhdx file?
yes i made vhdx with microsoft tool and now trying to dual boot it

i also tried to search other tools to clone the hard disk in alternative...but havent found one that is free
 

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yes i made vhdx with microsoft tool and now trying to dual boot it

i also tried to search other tools to clone the hard disk in alternative...but havent found one that is free
Install Macrium Reflect (free version is still available) or trial version (30 days) to clone.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
Install Macrium Reflect (free version is still available) or trial version (30 days) to clone.
I WILL try despite i would prefere to use vhdx so that it can be portable eventually

the other problem is that i want to clone from laptop to a desktop....and i am using an external disc to transfer file....thats why i was looking for vhdx solution...to transfer using external disk
 

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I WILL try despite i would prefere to use vhdx so that it can be portable eventually

the other problem is that i want to clone from laptop to a desktop....and i am using an external disc to transfer file....thats why i was looking for vhdx solution...to transfer using external disk
Huh - I was talking about cloning software. It is easy to clone current OS to a vhdx file.

Use an image backup rather than cloning then restore it to new pc. However, it might not boot ok on new device depending on drivers.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
thank for your support
i have tried and the image boot from viboot but when i try to assign on the boot menu does not boot....
i am kind of desesparting...
i think i will give up :(
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
thank for your support
i have tried and the image boot from viboot but when i try to assign on the boot menu does not boot....
i am kind of desesparting...
i think i will give up :(
Don't give up :

So on your disk you've probably got EFI partition, Windows system ("C") partition and either on "C" or in another partition or disk a vhdx file yourfile.vhdx
I'll assume it's on a D partition or disk -- if on the "C" drive it's the same principle.

so from your current windows ----- run :

diskpart
list disk
select disk xxxx <disk where your vhdx file is>
select vdisk file=d:\yourfile.vhdx <your vhdx file>
attach vdisk
list disk
select disk yyyy <you should see a new disk - is the vdisk mounted as a disk>
list vol qqqq <you should see a list of volumes -- select the one representing the vdisk -- recognizeable by its size>
assign letter = W
select vol aaaa <the efi partition from the booted disk>
assign letter = S

exit
bcdboot w:\windows /s S: /f UEFI

now re-boot the system- you then should see your 2 windows systems in the standard Windows blue boot screen.
doesn't matter if your windows vhdx file has its own efi partition -- use the efi partition of your primary disk (current boot disk) to update the bootloader - then you don't have to select the computers firmware to select the boot option.

buenas tardes

Cheers
jimbo
 

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    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
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    PC/Desktop
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    2 X Intel i7
Don't give up :

So on your disk you've probably got EFI partition, Windows system ("C") partition and either on "C" or in another partition or disk a vhdx file yourfile.vhdx
I'll assume it's on a D partition or disk -- if on the "C" drive it's the same principle.

so from your current windows ----- run :

diskpart
list disk
select disk xxxx <disk where your vhdx file is>
select vdisk file=d:\yourfile.vhdx <your vhdx file>
attach vdisk
list disk
select disk yyyy <you should see a new disk - is the vdisk mounted as a disk>
list vol qqqq <you should see a list of volumes -- select the one representing the vdisk -- recognizeable by its size>
assign letter = W
select vol aaaa <the efi partition from the booted disk>
assign letter = S

exit
bcdboot w:\windows /s S: /f UEFI

now re-boot the system- you then should see your 2 windows systems in the standard Windows blue boot screen.
doesn't matter if your windows vhdx file has its own efi partition -- use the efi partition of your primary disk (current boot disk) to update the bootloader - then you don't have to select the computers firmware to select the boot option.

buenas tardes

Cheers
jimbo
i will pm u
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11

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