Hyper-V import


Hello. I have created a virtual machine Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB in Hyper-V on a host Windows Server 2019.
Hyper-V Manager version in this case is 10.0.17763.1.
Everything works fine.
I export this VM and import it for a test on a host with Windows 10 Pro 20H2, where Hyper-V version is 10.0.19041.1.
Everything works fine again.
Then the final machine host arrived and it is a Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB, where Hyper-V manager is 10.0.14393.0, a little older than the other version of Hyper-V manager mentioned above. When I try to import the VM Huper-V manager does not recognize it as a Hyper-V virtukal machine, it says "no virtual machine files found".
I tried to update windows on my host but the Hyper-V Manger remains 10.0.14393.0. I'm quite desperate... Anyone has some idea to fix it? Thanks.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,466 Reputation points


    Thank you for your question.

    It may due to its not compatible with backward version of Hyper-V xml configuration.

    Alternatively you can create new VM and attach the vhd from VM which you want import.

    Please also have a look below Microsoft article which may help you.


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  2. Dario Colombo 1 Reputation point

    Hi. Thanks for the reply. I tried the suggested trick to create a new machine and use the existing vhd disk, but I obtain a windows 10 without none of my installed application inside, that is to say useless.

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