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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Windows Server “8” Architecture Poster

    I’d previously  blogged about the Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V architecture poster .  It certainly is a neat way to see the underlying concepts laid out, especially when printed on A2 sized paper!   Following this trend the poster guy, has created a poster for Windows Server “8”, and this is...
  • Blog Post: 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    EDIT 8-2-2013:  A new update KB 2744129 has superseded the  original KB 2526776 Please note that this new update now applies to Hyper-V 2008 and 2008 R2  -- the original was only for R2.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...
  • Blog Post: Lenovo Windows 8 Drivers

      I’d previously mentioned the availability of Lenovo’s Windows 8 beta drivers.    There  is now an updated ThinkVantage System Update tool which supports Windows 8 which is neat.       Updated my W510, so let’s see what new features this brings .     ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 .   Certainly over a million...
  • Blog Post: Lenovo Windows 8 Drivers (Beta)

    Are you evaluating Windows 8? Are you running it on a Lenovo machine? Looking for drivers? Here is a neat page on the Lenovo support site where Windows 8 beta drivers can be downloaded. http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=WIN8-BETA Note that the drivers...