How to Install Windows Vista in Hyper-V Manager?Microsoft had released the Windows Vista operating system on January 30, 2007. Windows Vista‘s codename was Longhorn and there was the x86/x64 processor support.
How to Install Windows Vista in Hyper-V Manager?

How to Install Windows Vista in Hyper-V Manager?

Before Windows Vista was released to the market, Windows was shipped to the market with a beta version of Longhorn. Windows Longhorn is a beta version developed after Windows XP.

The Windows Aero feature was first announced by Windows Vista. In addition, DirectX 10 support was introduced by Vista. In addition to these, we heard the Windows Sidebar feature for the first time with Vista.

Microsoft continued to support Windows Vista for 10 years and officially ended its support on April 11, 2017.

Nowadays, installing Windows Vista operating system on a computer is very unreasonable. As a result, Microsoft ended the update support of Vista.

But it would be a smart idea to install and test Windows Vista on a virtual machine using virtualization programs.

In our previous articles, we reviewed Windows operating system installations using the Hyper-V Manager virtualization program. In this article, we will install and configure Windows Vista using Hyper-V on Windows 10.

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How to Install Windows Vista using Hyper-V on Windows 10?

After briefly discussing the history of Windows Vista, let’s move on to the installation steps. After creating a new virtual machine with the Hyper-V program, we will perform the Windows Vista installation step by step.

If you do not have Hyper-V installed on your computer, you can perform Hyper-V installation from the following links.

Follow the steps below for installing Windows Vista with Hyper-V on Windows 10.

   Step 1

Run Hyper-V Manager from the Windows menu.

How to Install Windows Vista in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 2

From the Hyper-V Actions menu, click Virtual Machine.

How to Install Windows Vista in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 3

Type a name for the Windows Vista virtual machine, and select Store the virtual machine in a different location to store the virtual machine in a different location and then click the Next button.

How to Install Windows Vista in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 4

You can determine the amount of RAM you want for the Windows Vista virtual machine.

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   Step 5

Set the 30 GB Hard Disk size for the virtual machine and click Next to continue the installation.

How to Install Windows Vista in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 6

If you do not have the Windows Vista ISO file, you can download the computer from the link below. In the window below, click the Browse button to add the Windows ISO file and click Next.

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   Step 7

Click the Start button in the following window to start the Windows Vista installation.

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   Step 8

Choose which version of Windows Vista you want to install. And then click Enter.

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   Step 9

Windows Vista installation on Hyper-V has started and can continue by clicking the Install button.

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   Step 10

Select Windows Vista Ultimate X86 and click Next.

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   Step 11

Accept the Windows Vista license agreement and click on the Next button.

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   Step 12

Click Custom (Advanced).

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   Step 13

Format the 30 GB space created for the virtual machine and create a new Partition. Select the Partition you created and click on the Next button.

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   Step 14

Windows is preparing files for installation…

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   Step 15

Wait while preparing your Windows computer. Installation of the virtual machine will continue.

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   Step 16

Completing Windows Vista installation on Hyper-V…

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   Step 17

Type your Windows Vista username.

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   Step 18

Type the Computer Name for the Windows Vista virtual machine and continue with the installation.

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   Step 19

Select the Use recommended settings option.

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   Step 20

Set the operating system time zone and click on the Next button.

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   Step 21

Windows Vista installation is complete. Restart the operating system by clicking the Start button.

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   Step 22

Windows is configuring the performance settings for your computer…

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   Step 23

Preparing the desktop…

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   Step 24

After installing Windows Vista on Hyper-V, the virtual machine gives Boot error after restarting. To solve this problem, restart the virtual machine and press F8 to enter Windows recovery mode.

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   Step 25

Press Enter on the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option.

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   Step 26

Loading Windows Files…

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   Step 27

Click the Next button in the Install Windows window.

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   Step 28

Searching for Windows installation files…

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   Step 29

In the System Recovery Options window, click Next.

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   Step 30

Click on Command Prompt.

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   Step 31

To resolve the boot problem of Windows Vista operating system on Hyper-V, perform the following commands at the command prompt and restart the virtual machine.

1 - bootrec /fixmbr
2 - bootrec /fixboot

 
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   Step 32

After restarting the Windows Vista virtual machine, the operating system will start working properly!

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   Step 33

From the View / Fullscreen option, you can use the virtual machine as a fullscreen.

How to Install Windows Vista in Hyper-V Manager?

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  Final Word

How to Install Windows Vista in Hyper-V Manager? – In this article, we have completed the installation of the Windows Vista Ultimate X86 operating system using the Hyper-V virtualization program on the Windows 10 operating system. Thanks for following us!

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