Windows 10: Hyper-V in Win 10 Tech Preview, first impression: Nice!!! Solved

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  1. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Oct 2014 #1

    Hyper-V in Win 10 Tech Preview, first impression: Nice!!!


    I decided to install Windows 10 as main OS on an HP Envy 17 laptop as soon as it would be possible to download the Tech Preview. Just after 20:00 (8 PM) last night my time (CEST), 1st of October, it was done.

    Two optional updates, then adding features and enabling Hyper-V. After a reboot decided to install 7 on Hyper-V, it went as smooth as expected. Continued with installing 8.1 and a virtual 10, finally just to play a copy of Windows XP. All virtual machines work clearly faster than earlier on this same laptop in Windows 8.1.

    I am really positively surprised how well Hyper-V runs on Ten. Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection is enough for the most but connect full screen using RDP with all integration services enabled on Generation 2 Windows 8.1 or 10 vm and you can hardly believe you are using a virtual machine.

    After first hours of testing, my first impression is very good. My main concern was if Ten TechPrev allows me to continue using Hyper-V and import old virtual machines. That was a deal breaker for me, now I can do as planned and make WinTen my main OS on a few rigs.

    At this point I give 88/100 points .

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    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 02 Oct 2014 at 07:02. Reason: Typos
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  2. Posts : 5,585
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       02 Oct 2014 #2

    I think I'll give the HyperV a test later with - Windows Server Technical Preview

    And see if it's as lightning fast as 2012r2 was on my 8.1 install.
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  3. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       02 Oct 2014 #3

    I bet it is. Personally I am really satisfied, I am a Hyper-V fan, don't like VMware and Vbox too much.
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  4.    02 Oct 2014 #4

    Thanks for the heads up Kari! I am going to try setting up XP in Hper-V.
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  5. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       02 Oct 2014 #5

    LittleJay said: View Post
    I am going to try setting up XP in Hper-V.
    You know this already, I assume, but to be sure here some additional information for those wanting to install XP on a Hyper-V vm.

    Be sure to select Not Connected in New Virtual Machine Wizard > Configure Networking:

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    When vm is created, go to its settings before launching the vm, select Add hardware, select Legacy Network Adapter, click Add:

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    Connect the legacy adapter to an existing external switch, click OK:

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    Check that Guest Integration Services are disabled, legacy network adapter has no connectivity if Guest Services are enabled.

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    Click OK to save settings. The above applies to virtual machines with Windows Vista SP1 or older version of Windows.

    Kari
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  6.    02 Oct 2014 #6

    Hi Kari

    I might give this a go

    Is there a "converter" to convert an existing VMware VM to HYPER-V - I think I only need to convert the VHD -- or is there a utility I can use to create a VM via a V2V (Virtual to Virtual) conversion -- particularly interested in an XP machine where I don't want to have to install the OS again and apply all the updates --I'm sure I don't even have the old drivers any more on CD.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       02 Oct 2014 #7

    To play and test some odd stuff I have successfully used the Disk2VHD tool from Windows Sysinternals to create a vhd from an XP virtual machine running on VirtualBox, and then used this vhd on Hyper-V.

    This test was on VirtualBox and Hyper-V running in Windows 8.1, though, but as far as I can see and think this there's nothing I can think of why it wouldn't work in your case Jimbo, VMware vm and Win10 Hyper-V.
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  8.    02 Oct 2014 #8

    Thanks for the additional info Kari!
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  9. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       02 Oct 2014 #9

    You are welcome. Older Windows and some Linux virtual machines require this legacy network adapter instead of native Hyper-V virtual adapter.
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  10.    02 Oct 2014 #10

    Kari said: View Post
    To play and test some odd stuff I have successfully used the Disk2VHD tool from Windows Sysinternals to create a vhd from an XP virtual machine running on VirtualBox, and then used this vhd on Hyper-V.

    This test was on VirtualBox and Hyper-V running in Windows 8.1, though, but as far as I can see and think this there's nothing I can think of why it wouldn't work in your case Jimbo, VMware vm and Win10 Hyper-V.
    Hi there

    Thanks for that info.

    I'll have a play with this stuff tomorrow -- My current work gig leaves me Fridays free so I'll have a good play then.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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