Are you looking to get rid of a virtual machine OS on Hyper-V? Here’s a quick and easy guide on how to uninstall a virtual machine OS in Hyper-V.
- 1 How to uninstall a virtual machine OS in Hyper-V?
- 2 How to uninstall a virtual machine OS in Hyper-V in a saved state?
- 3 How to uninstall a virtual machine OS in Hyper-V in Windows 11:
How to uninstall a virtual machine OS in Hyper-V?
The process is straightforward if you want to remove a virtual operating system. Just follow the steps below, and you should be good to go.
- Open the Hyper-V Manager and select the server that houses the virtual machine you want to delete.
- Expand the server’s name in the left-hand pane and click on “Hyper-V.”
- In the main pane, right-click on the virtual machine you want to delete and select “Delete.”
- In the pop-up window, select whether or not you want to delete the virtual machine’s files from the disk. If you’re sure you want to delete everything, check the “Delete all files” box. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.
- Click “OK,” and the virtual machine will be deleted.
How to uninstall a virtual machine OS in Hyper-V in a saved state?
There are three ways to delete a virtual machine in a saved state:
1) In the Hyper-V Manager, select the virtual machine and click the “Delete” button.
2) In PowerShell, use the Remove-VM cmdlet.
3) Use the Stop-VM cmdlet with the -Delete option in PowerShell.
How do I remove a hard drive from a virtual machine?
To remove a hard drive from a virtual machine, you will need to follow these steps:
- Shut down the virtual machine.
- In the Hyper-V Manager, right-click on the virtual machine and select “Settings.”
- In the “Settings” window, click on “Storage.”
- Under “Storage Tree,” select the hard drive you want to remove and click on the “Remove” button.
- Click on “OK” to save the changes and close the window
How do I remove a hard drive or RDM from a powered virtual machine?
- In the Hyper-V Manager, shut down the virtual machine from which you want to remove the hard drive.
- In the Virtual Machine Connection window for the virtual machine, click Start. The Virtual Machine Connection tool opens.
- Connect to the virtual machine, and then click Action.
- Click detach the disk from the menu. A list of available disks appears in the right pane of the Virtual Machine Connection tool.
- Select a disk, and then click OK
How do I move a disk from one virtual machine to another?
Two methods can move disks between virtual machines: cold migration and storage migration
Cold migration is shutting down the source virtual machine, copying the disk files to the destination location, and then starting up the virtual machine.
Storage migration moves the disk files while the source virtual machine is still running.
The method that you use will depend on your specific needs. If you need to move a large number of disks or if you need to move disks between different hosts, then cold migration may be the best option.
If you need to move a small number of disks or if you want to minimize downtime, then storage migration may be the best option.
How to uninstall a virtual machine OS in Hyper-V in Windows 11:
If you’re no longer using a particular virtual machine (VM) in Windows 11 or want to free up space on your hard drive, uninstalling it is easy. Here’s how to do it.
First, open up Hyper-V Manager and select the VM you want to delete from the list on the left. On the right, under “Actions,” click “Delete.”
You’ll see a warning that this will delete the VM from your computer; click “Delete” again to confirm.
The VM will be uninstalled from Windows 10 and removed from the Hyper-V Manager lists.
FAQs on How to uninstall a virtual machine OS in Hyper-V:
How do I delete a virtual machine in Hyper-V PowerShell?
Use the Remove-VM PowerShell cmdlet and specify the name of the virtual machine you want to delete. This will delete the virtual machine from your Hyper-V host, not your storage.
Does deleting a virtual machine delete the VHD?
No, deleting a virtual machine does not delete the VHD.
How do I delete a cluster virtual machine?
Deleting a cluster virtual machine is a two-step process. First, you must remove the virtual machine from the cluster. Second, you must delete the virtual machine from the Hyper-V host.
Hyper-V cannot delete a virtual machine
If you cannot delete a virtual machine (VM) in Hyper-V Manager, this may be because the VM is in a saved state.
Before you can delete the VM, you’ll need to delete any protected conditions first. To do this, open Hyper-V Manager, select the VM and then choose Delete Saved State from the Actions pane.