Is it possible to stop vmwp without crashing the machine

Salam ELIAS 112 Reputation points
2023-05-05T11:57:03.1+00:00

While trying to do an exam with Pearson for a certification at home, after passing all rested documents, it asked to stop vmwp which I did and it crashed the machine.

My question is in spite of the fact that I have stopped all VMs on the HYper-V, I still see a vmwp in task manager

Here is a snapshot of the hyper-V

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and here is the process in task manager

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When I serarch the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Virtual Machines, I dont see a VM with a Guid mentioned in the task manager task

So the 1st question, why when ending/killing the process crashes the machine, 2nd how can I know what is this task and what VM it is?

Thanks in advance for your help

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  1. Erin Winningham 5 Reputation points
    2024-03-25T13:39:42.22+00:00

    FYI, running:

    wsl --shutdown
    

    ...from an administrative PowerShell session will stop this process. I had to do this for the OnVue testing application for IT certification.

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  2. Limitless Technology 44,046 Reputation points
    2023-05-09T11:32:07.66+00:00

    Hello

    Thank you for your question and reaching out.

    You can list virtual machines and their GUIDs, select and copy a GUID for a specific VM:

    Get-VM | Select-Object VMname, VMID

    For any additional questions regarding Exam you can contact to Dedicated Microsoft Exam support using below link.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/certifications/help

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