Hello all. First time post. I am running Server 2012 and Hyper-V. Each time I attempt to create a Windows 7 VM I am presented with a black screen and flashing cursor when the newly created VM launches. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Peter
I created a new VM and selected a win 7 ISO located on an external USB drive. I have done the same for various other OS's eg Ubuntu, Win XP, Win Server 2011 STD. So, I don't quite understand why I am having this particular issue with Windows 7. By the, I should mention that I have tried installing from several flavours of Win 7 all in ISO Format. Installing from DVD media however works just fine. Thank you for your time and assistance. Peter
I'm not sure why this wouldn't work as I have done the same myself. Perhaps somehow the USB device is being used and locked by another running VM? I know you could simply use something like a Virtual CD-ROM to mount the ISO and just install from it, but installing from an ISO on a USB drive should not be a problem, as long as its not corrupted and bootable.