frustrated with HYPER-V 2012 R2

Dear Experts,

I just spent hours Downloading Hyper-V 2012 R2 into my test laptop. I want to run it in a workgroup environment as I do not have domain controller. I have windows 7 client and it is configured in a workgroup known as Test and I have useraccount already created in both the server and client. I tried to run the Hyper-V manager console and tried to connect and it keeps failing. I also followed the steps mentioned in this link 

But nothing worked. I am frustrated finally as I have done work on Hyper V but did not see anything like this before. Is my client not compatible to connect to the server ? is there a compatibility issue here.

Please help as I want to do more with this Hyper - V 2012 R2 but I can not function or do anything right now.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Yes there is a compatibility issue. 2012/R2 must be managed from another 2012 R2 server or 8.1 client. Win7 does not understand the new features such as VHDX file format.

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SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
Thanks for the reply and help I thought I did not know any thing anymore and doubted myself.
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