How To Import Windows 2008 R2 VM To Windows 2012 or 8.1 Using Boot To VHD

One of the popular topics lately has revolved around the Hyper-V Did Not Find Virtual Machines To Import error.  This issue can arise when we try and import a VM into Windows Server 2012 R2 or 8.1 which was originally exported from Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2.  Such exported VMs from 2008 or 2008 R2 use a .exp file to hold the exported VM's configuration.  The issue is discussed in detail in the… Read the rest “How To Import Windows 2008 R2 VM To Windows 2012 or 8.1 Using Boot To VHD”


Hyper-V Did Not Find Virtual Machine To Import

Since I have this lovely Lenovo W530 laptop with a couple of disks and 32GB of RAM, it is great to run VMs on!  As you can imagine, I have multiple different Exchange labs to reflect all the different versions and builds that are in use.  Generally I have been able to import all of my older VMs into Hyper-V on Windows 8 and 2012 with no issues.  But as you probably have guessed by now, if I had no… Read the rest “Hyper-V Did Not Find Virtual Machine To Import”


Lenovo Windows 8 Drivers (Beta)


Are you evaluating Windows 8? 

Are you running it on a Lenovo machine?  Looking for drivers? 

Lenovo Windows 8 Beta Drivers

Here is a neat page on the Lenovo support site where Windows 8 beta drivers can be downloaded. 



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Required Hotfix For Windows 8 VM Running on Hyper-V 2008 or 2008 R2 Host

EDIT 8-2-2013:  A new update KB 2744129 has superseded the  original KB 2526776

Please note that this new update now applies to Hyper-V 2008 and 2008 R2  -- the original was only for R2.


If you are testing out Windows 8 as a VM which is hosted on a Windows 2008 or 2008 R2 Hyper-V server, then you will need to install the following update.



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Windows Server “8” Beta

Now that the Windows Server “8” beta has been released publically there is going to be a lot of excitement over the release’s new features.  This shouldn’t be a surprise unless you have been in a decompression chamber or living under  a rock this week Smile.   Certainly over a million were not, and downloaded Win8 in the first 24 hours.

Download Windows Server "8" Beta

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