Windows 10: Lost VM's When upgraded to 10

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  1. Posts : 48
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       10 Dec 2015 #1

    Lost VM's When upgraded to 10


    Hello Everyone, well it seem i lost all my Virtual machines ( insiders win 10 plus a few other VM ) when i upgraded to Genuine WIN 10 Pro, i was using VMware Workstation prior to the upgrade, i would now like to try Hyper V, since its built in to Win 10, is it possible to point Hyper V to the location of my previous VM's and have them work on Hyper V ?

    Thanks in advance
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  2. Posts : 14,991
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       10 Dec 2015 #2
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  3. Posts : 48
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    Thread Starter
       10 Dec 2015 #3

    Thank for the quick Reply , WOW that looks like i lot of work, maybe i am better of just re installing WIN 10 on Hyper V lol

    Thanks
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  4.    10 Dec 2015 #4

    Pantz said: View Post
    Hello Everyone, well it seem i lost all my Virtual machines ( insiders win 10 plus a few other VM ) when i upgraded to Genuine WIN 10 Pro, i was using VMware Workstation prior to the upgrade, i would now like to try Hyper V, since its built in to Win 10, is it possible to point Hyper V to the location of my previous VM's and have them work on Hyper V ?

    Thanks in advance
    Hi there

    how did you "Lose" your VM's -- surely they were in some sort of folders which you could have saved before doing your upgrade.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Posts : 48
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    Thread Starter
       10 Dec 2015 #5

    Hello . my Folders were on a Ext drive, they are still there, after the upgrade. when i opened up VMware, it did not find the Virtual machines i had installed on VMware, and since win 10 has hyper V i though i would use it , instead of VMware workstation,


    Thanks
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  6.    10 Dec 2015 #6

    if you already bought VMWare Workstation, why not continue to use that. After the install, just go into VMWare, choose File, Open and click on each VM's .vmx file to bring it back into inventory.
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  7. Posts : 680
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       10 Dec 2015 #7

    You can switch to Hyper-V if you wish but as pparks1 pointed out, you can open your existing VMs on the external drive using the File->Open option.
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  8. Posts : 48
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    Thread Starter
       10 Dec 2015 #8

    Hello again, Well since Hyper V is incorporated in Win 10 , i thought i would use it instead, but i did not want to re-install several servers and the win 10 insider , i guess i will have to re-install them again, i understand that the VM are different formats, i was hoping i could easily convert them to work with Hyper V
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  9.    11 Dec 2015 #9

    This tool should easily convert your VM's
    StarWind V2V Converter - Free Tool from StarWind! - Starwindsoftware.com

    Better yet, you can do right from the OS itself with a few powershell commands
    Convert VMware Workstation 10 VM to Hyper-V VM using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter
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  10.    12 Dec 2015 #10

    Will that stawind tool convert a VMWare VM to something that will work in Virtualbox?
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