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Hyper-V won't start Server 2003 as a guest OS

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I have a Win 10 Pro with Hyper-V version 10 on it and I have multiple guest OS set up.  I have a guest Server 2012, Win 10 and Win 7 but for some reason I can't get my Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 to install.  I just get the 'Boot failure' message.  I've tried getting another server 2003 iso but that didn't work either.  I can't install integration services either.  I think it's already installed.  Ideas?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You do not say if the other guests are 64-bit. Make sure VD-T (Virtualization technology) is enabled in BIOS, shut down, start up and try again.

If you still have issues, consider VMware Workstation as Server 2003 64-bit works in VMware Workstation.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Have you checked your boot order?

Are you sure the 2003 media you have works for booting?

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not the boot order coz it works with another .iso.

I'll have to double check if the .iso actually works, I did check two different server 2003 iso's and no dice.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Did you check virtualization settings?
David Johnson, CDSimple Geek from the '70s
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it must be a Generation 1 Virtual Machine.  https://www.screencast.com/t/ROfDpgnI6p
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duh!  thanks.