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Cant boot up my vhdx on hyper V

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#1 Stouthearted


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Posted 05 December 2016 - 01:04 PM

HYello everyone,

I have a 2012 server, I used Disk2VHD to get the drive c as a vhdx,
now when I go to my other physical windows server and try to boot this image on Hyper V,
I can't, I have tried Gen1 and Gen 2 in Hyper V Settings, still no luck,
it is not seeing the boot record at all, the server I want to convert is installed using GPT parition,
but when I go to disk part and list the volumes I have found out that the gpt parition "200 mb" and is RAW and hidden,
If I tried to unhide it through diskpart it gives me error, object is not found, I have tried bootbcd commands fixmbr /scanos/rebuildbcd but no luck still any ideas?


Server to be converted to Virtual: Windows server 2012
Server that Hyper V runs on: WIndows Server 2012 R2


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#2 JohnnyJammer


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Posted 05 December 2016 - 04:56 PM

Thats because you need to boot it in a hyper visor and not a physical machine.

You will have to boot it from virtual box (Or what ever hyper visor you want to use) because you have gone from physical to virtual.

Going back from virtual to physical is a hell of a lot harder.

Edited by JohnnyJammer, 05 December 2016 - 04:57 PM.

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