need to remove snapshots in order to be able to edit disk to compact disk

Mark Kaczowski
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How do I remove the snapshots on a hyper-v. Can not edit the disk because- Edit is not available because checkpoints exist for this virtual machine.
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Top Expert 2016
Commented:
if you can't remove the checkpoints via the gui then from an elevated powershell prompt
get-vm vmname | remove-vmsnapshot

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I was able to remove the snapshots so I the edit button is now available to compact the virtual hard disk.
Will the compact disk gain me hard drive space?
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Yes, it will but not as much as you expect from it :)

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