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Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V Generation 2 to Generation 1

Posted on 2014-02-18
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Dear all,


is it possible to convert a Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine from Generation 2 to Generation 1 Hypervisor?

The guest os would be Windows 2012 R2.

Microsoft states that it is not possible?

Any magic possible here?


regards,

Christian Wirth.
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Cliff Galiher earned 250 total points
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Nope. Not even a bare metal backup and restore does the trick because of how gen2 VMs install.
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Besides, even if someone came up with some "magic" it wouldn't be supported - and you would be VERY UNWISE to put an unsupported system into production... even testing could skew your results.
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