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

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

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EDIT 8-2-2013:  A new update KB 2744129 has superseded the  original KB 2526776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

 

 

An update that enables the Windows Developer Preview or Windows Server Developer Preview to be hosted in a Hyper-V virtual machine on Windows Server 2008 R2

You cannot run a Windows 8-based or Windows Server 2012-based virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

 

 

The issue occurs because the Hypervisor does not handle the one-shot synthetic timer that is also known as an aperiodic timer correctly.

 

Note that this will require a reboot of the host machine, and if you do not install the patch the host may produce a stop screen, and restart which will impact other running VMs on the host. 

 

 

Cheers,

Rhoderick

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  • This link is broken;

    An update that enables the Windows Developer Preview or Windows Server Developer Preview to be hosted in a Hyper-V virtual machine on Windows Server 2008 R2

    JohnLWebb@gmail.com

  • Thanks John!

    I'll get that fixed up  and edit the post accordingly!

    Cheers,

    Rhoderick

  • Looks like Rhoderick is a little late. Can any VM's be run on Win 8.1? So far it seems not. I wanted to run a Microsoft download, FabriKam 3.1 Not only will it's Virtual PC 2004 not run, the next one up 2007 will not run, Hyper-V, none of them. Just tell us if over, we can take it. It would bee too bad, Microsoft don't learn. They keep making programs and dumping free software into them, with out any instructions on how to use the stuff to speak of, then pull support when no one can figure it out. I have seen Pop fly, silverlight, windows live, Office live, Bizspark and more come and go the same way. Why not pay some tech writers to explain What the software is, how to set it up and how to use it. At the least, the information on a server download could have told us that it would overwrite Windows! Feel free to contact me astute-paradox@hotmail.com Thank you P.S. Sorry, My question is will any VM work on 8.1? I need to put my AI on a jump drive. Peace out.

  • This is a two year old post Neil :)

    For the downloads do you have the .VHD file(s) for each of the VMs Neil?

    If so then you can use that with a new VM config. In this post
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmilne/archive/2013/10/22/windows-hyper-v-2012-amp-8-1-hyper-v-did-not-find-virtual-machine-to-import.aspx

    Look at this :

    Create New VM – Reuse Virtual Hard Disk

    If the above method is not available, or is too time consuming, an option is to create new VM configuration and specify to use an existing virtual hard disk. By doing so we can re-use the VM’s virtual hard disk file. Since the virtual NIC now has a different GUID Windows will recognise it as a different NIC, and you will need to re-enter the IP address in the VM.


    Cheers,
    Rhoderick

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