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

Mark Kaczowski
Mark Kaczowski used Ask the Experts™
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
if you can't remove the checkpoints via the gui then from an elevated powershell prompt
get-vm vmname | remove-vmsnapshot


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?
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Yes, it will but not as much as you expect from it :)

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