Windows 7 installation on hyper-v stalling at starting windows

Trying to install a windows 7 virtual machine on hyper-v running on Windows 8.1.  When I get to the starting windows screen the install stalls
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Can you illustrate what steps of the installation have been performed so far? It's not clear to me which "starting windows" you mean.
Haresh NikumbhSr. Tech leadCommented:
same here, installation is complete ? after reboot it stuck on starting windows?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Does you hosts meet the requirements for Client Hyper-V e.g. a SLAT enabled processor ?

the CDROM or ISO media you are using to install,is  not corrupted ?
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dlennonAuthor Commented:
I am creating a virtual machine using hyper-v running on Windows 8.1.  The computer is hyper-v enabled and is a brand new Lenovo. I mounted  an iso image using four different downloads four times now.  I get the same result.  When I start the virtual machine, I click on press any key to load from the dvd.  It then shows loading files.  That is when the starting windows screen comes up.  It just hangs there.  It doesn't even get to the screen where the rotating icons come
Please try again using a first generation VM, I bet you used a second generation one which is not suitable for windows 7.

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dlennonAuthor Commented:
yes I did
Thank you.  I will try it
dlennonAuthor Commented:
Thank You!  That was the problem.  When I changed it to a generation 1 machine, it worked
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dlennonAuthor Commented:
It wasn't abandoned. I commented much earlier who answered the question correctly. I just forgot to click the accept solution button
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