Solved Unable to install W11 Home on Hyper-v VM


WonderWoman

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Hello,

First as requested here's my W11 Pro version information:

WinVer.png

I am unable to create a Hyper-v VM. I keep getting all sorts of crazy errors. My situation is wacky and unusual. I have 2 vastly different laptops.

HP DV7 which is 12 yrs old and running W10 Pro
MSI Katana GF66 which is 1.5 years old running W11 Pro

Both have everything enabled for the Hypervisor to run and it does run on both.

The 12 yr old HP has ZERO and I mean ZERO problems creating and running VMs
(UPDATE AFTER ORIGINAL POSTING) BUT THEY ARE RUNNING WINDOWS 10 OS
The 1.5 yr old MSI Katana is able to get through the initial config process of creating the VM themselves but they are not able to install W11 Home

I am picking Generation 1 for the generation of the Hyper-v machine and assigning 6096MB RAM along with setting virtualization for the memory (I gave myself a buffer on the size) and picking a random storage size of 250G for the VHD. I get through the VM setup process perfectly. When I start and connect to the machine it loads the setup file from the .iso I created through MS's media creation tool and when it gets to the point in the process of starting the actual installation process it gives the error that the machine doesn't meet the minimum requirements.

VM W11 Min Sys Req Error.png

This is the settings for the VM:

VM W11 Home Settings.png

I tried doing a Generation 2 VM and got different and multiple errors. I checked and I have TPM 2.0 enabled and I did enable the appropriate security for the multi-cores but it still fails miserably for that. I get black screens that freeze along with this error when I tried to create a Gen 2 again from scratch:

VM Creation Error 01.png

I do not understand why my ancient 12 yr old HP can seamlessly successfully create VMs and my new Katana can't and keeps coughing up furballs! (sorry I am a long time cat owner).......This is frustrating.

All help appreciated.........

Sincerely,

WonderWoman
 
Windows Build/Version
11 Pro 22H2 (OS Build 22621.2361)

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro v. 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Katana GF66 11UE
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    32GB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Self Built
    CPU
    Intel 13th Gen Core i9 13900K
    Memory
    36GB
    Other Info
    Currently still purchasing parts to start building.
This guide will teach you the steps to install Hyper-V on Windows 10 Home and Windows 11 Home.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
According to Microsoft Windows 11 requires Generation 2.

My Windows 11 computer is out for repairs right now so I am showing the settings for my Windows 10 desktop.

Notes:
  • The desktop has 32GB RAM and 8/16 cores but only the minimum 2 processors and 4GB RAM are used for the Windows 11 Home VM
  • The HDD and DVD use the SCSI controller

Windows 11 Home VM.jpg

BTW, My ASUS laptop has Windows 11 Pro. It has a Ryzen 7 8/16 core CPU and 16GB RAM. I have created several VMs on it using Hyper-V including Windows 11.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 6800H with Radeon 680M GPU (486MB RAM)
    Memory
    Micron DDR5-4800 (2400MHz) 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop (6GB RAM)
    Sound Card
    n/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6-inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 300Hz
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 980 (1TB M.2 NVME SSD)
    PSU
    n/a
    Mouse
    Wireless Mouse M510
    Internet Speed
    1200Mbps/250Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME X370-PRO
    Memory
    G.SKILL Flare X 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX3060TI-08G-V2-GAMING (RTX 3060-Ti, 8GB RAM)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23A300B (23-in LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1080p 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB XPG SX8200 Pro (M2. PCIe SSD) || 2TB Intel 660P (M2. PCIe SSD) ||
    PSU
    Corsair RM750x (750 watts)
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase 5
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 AIO water cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech K350 (wireless)
    Keyboard
    Logitech M510 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down / 200 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes (Premium)
    Other Info
    ASUS Blu-ray Burner BW-16D1HT (SATA) || Western Digital Elements 12TB USB 3.0 external hard drive used with Acronis True Image backup software || HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 Printer/Scanner
Hello,

First as requested here's my W11 Pro version information:

View attachment 73192

I am unable to create a Hyper-v VM. I keep getting all sorts of crazy errors. My situation is wacky and unusual. I have 2 vastly different laptops.

HP DV7 which is 12 yrs old and running W10 Pro
MSI Katana GF66 which is 1.5 years old running W11 Pro

Both have everything enabled for the Hypervisor to run and it does run on both.

The 12 yr old HP has ZERO and I mean ZERO problems creating and running VMs
(UPDATE AFTER ORIGINAL POSTING) BUT THEY ARE RUNNING WINDOWS 10 OS
The 1.5 yr old MSI Katana is able to get through the initial config process of creating the VM themselves but they are not able to install W11 Home

I am picking Generation 1 for the generation of the Hyper-v machine and assigning 6096MB RAM along with setting virtualization for the memory (I gave myself a buffer on the size) and picking a random storage size of 250G for the VHD. I get through the VM setup process perfectly. When I start and connect to the machine it loads the setup file from the .iso I created through MS's media creation tool and when it gets to the point in the process of starting the actual installation process it gives the error that the machine doesn't meet the minimum requirements.

View attachment 73193

This is the settings for the VM:

View attachment 73194

I tried doing a Generation 2 VM and got different and multiple errors. I checked and I have TPM 2.0 enabled and I did enable the appropriate security for the multi-cores but it still fails miserably for that. I get black screens that freeze along with this error when I tried to create a Gen 2 again from scratch:

View attachment 73195

I do not understand why my ancient 12 yr old HP can seamlessly successfully create VMs and my new Katana can't and keeps coughing up furballs! (sorry I am a long time cat owner).......This is frustrating.

All help appreciated.........

Sincerely,

WonderWoman
Hi there

(All women are wonder women !!!!! - at least in my experience -- where would I be without them -- running to shops, acting as 24/7 taxi drivers, taking kids to school, hospital, doing other countless tasks .... etc) !!

Anyway as Mr ed says you need a type 2 VM.

Also you must ensure that the Virtual disk is GPT, and has an EFI partition (formatted fat32) . Allow Network discovery on your HOST and allow remote connections too (on the HOST via control panel) -- You''l have to do this on the VM too but that's after you've successfully created and booted into a Guest.

Not a requirement for W10, In the VM config also ensure secure boot is on -- again not a requirement for W10.

Normally HYPER-V can create Windows VM's without any issues and runs the VM's quite nicely.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
Also you must ensure that the Virtual disk is GPT, and has an EFI partition (formatted fat32).

Cheers
jimbo
Sure that's true but if you let the Windows 11 setup create the partitions it needs that is what you will get. There is no need for the user to know or care about such details.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 6800H with Radeon 680M GPU (486MB RAM)
    Memory
    Micron DDR5-4800 (2400MHz) 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop (6GB RAM)
    Sound Card
    n/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6-inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 300Hz
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 980 (1TB M.2 NVME SSD)
    PSU
    n/a
    Mouse
    Wireless Mouse M510
    Internet Speed
    1200Mbps/250Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME X370-PRO
    Memory
    G.SKILL Flare X 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX3060TI-08G-V2-GAMING (RTX 3060-Ti, 8GB RAM)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23A300B (23-in LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1080p 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB XPG SX8200 Pro (M2. PCIe SSD) || 2TB Intel 660P (M2. PCIe SSD) ||
    PSU
    Corsair RM750x (750 watts)
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase 5
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 AIO water cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech K350 (wireless)
    Keyboard
    Logitech M510 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down / 200 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes (Premium)
    Other Info
    ASUS Blu-ray Burner BW-16D1HT (SATA) || Western Digital Elements 12TB USB 3.0 external hard drive used with Acronis True Image backup software || HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 Printer/Scanner
I checked my BIOS and virtualization is enabled.....
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro v. 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Katana GF66 11UE
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    32GB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Self Built
    CPU
    Intel 13th Gen Core i9 13900K
    Memory
    36GB
    Other Info
    Currently still purchasing parts to start building.
I found a YT video that gave a successful tip on how to bypass that frustrating UEFI & Bootloader error. The person said to hold down the spacebar and then while holding down the spacebar THEN start the VM. That worked...No annoying UEFI/Bootloader error. It went right into the W11 installation .iso wizard but STILL dead ends me at the generic, not helpful, no usable information error about "does not meet minimum system requirements" with a NOT clickable URL and that URL contains useless also generic, not specific information and it does NOT reference anything at all to do with "Minimum system requirements" for installing W11 on VMs......(can I please politely rant here - "MICROSOFT GET YOUR CRAP TOGETHER AND GIVE USEFUL DETAILED INFORMATION AND FIX THESE PROBLEMS?").....How do I figure out what I am not setting up right that does NOT meet MS's dumb "minimum system requirements"?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro v. 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Katana GF66 11UE
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    32GB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Self Built
    CPU
    Intel 13th Gen Core i9 13900K
    Memory
    36GB
    Other Info
    Currently still purchasing parts to start building.
There is nothing mysterious about the minimum system requirement for a Windows 11 VM. It is the same as if were a real computer.

Windows 11 requirements
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 6800H with Radeon 680M GPU (486MB RAM)
    Memory
    Micron DDR5-4800 (2400MHz) 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop (6GB RAM)
    Sound Card
    n/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6-inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 300Hz
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 980 (1TB M.2 NVME SSD)
    PSU
    n/a
    Mouse
    Wireless Mouse M510
    Internet Speed
    1200Mbps/250Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME X370-PRO
    Memory
    G.SKILL Flare X 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX3060TI-08G-V2-GAMING (RTX 3060-Ti, 8GB RAM)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23A300B (23-in LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1080p 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB XPG SX8200 Pro (M2. PCIe SSD) || 2TB Intel 660P (M2. PCIe SSD) ||
    PSU
    Corsair RM750x (750 watts)
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase 5
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 AIO water cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech K350 (wireless)
    Keyboard
    Logitech M510 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down / 200 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes (Premium)
    Other Info
    ASUS Blu-ray Burner BW-16D1HT (SATA) || Western Digital Elements 12TB USB 3.0 external hard drive used with Acronis True Image backup software || HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 Printer/Scanner
No, but it would be helpful to have the error state the EXACT criteria that is missing.....And VMs are being used more and more these days so it would be helpful to have it list out the criteria and remind people to make sure the TPM 2.0 is ENABLED.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro v. 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Katana GF66 11UE
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    32GB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Self Built
    CPU
    Intel 13th Gen Core i9 13900K
    Memory
    36GB
    Other Info
    Currently still purchasing parts to start building.
I found an EXTREMELY helpful YT video


that gave me the answer.......I did not have the TPM 2.0 enabled so I have it working now..........Marking this solved.......
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro v. 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Katana GF66 11UE
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    32GB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Self Built
    CPU
    Intel 13th Gen Core i9 13900K
    Memory
    36GB
    Other Info
    Currently still purchasing parts to start building.

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