VM Installation Will Not Boot Without ISO Present

RFS3pa 20 Reputation points

I am new to Hyper-V and I am working with Server2022 in a test environment. I created a few virtual machines with various versions of Windows and set them to install from an ISO stored on a USB drive.

If I try to boot the VM without the USB drive connected, I get the attached error. It basically says it cannot start because it cannot find the iso used to install Windows.

If this is normal, I am OK with it and I'll make a folder for the iso files and be sure to leave them alone. Is there a setting I am missing that would let it boot after installation without the iso present?

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  1. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 24,286 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Please unmount the ISO and see if it works. Open Settings for the VM in the Hyper-V Manager and select the DVD Drive. Set the media to use with the virtual DVD drive to None.

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    Ian Xue

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