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I can't install Windows Server 2008 R2 X64 edition on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. I would like to know X64 version can run on Hyper-V or not.


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It should work. What does "can't install" mean?

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If you already have the Hyper-V Role installed and are having trouble in installing Windows 2008 R2, then try using another ISO image or provide the error message you are getting.

windows 2008 R2 is a 64 Bit ONLY Operating System

If you are running windows 2008, make sure your host operating system is 64BIT and that Hyper-V is configured.

A good thing would be to update your server to the latest service pack (if you have a x64 box and OS).

then try to install again.

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Indeed, under Hyper-V you need a 64bit host to run a 64bit VM. – Richard Apr 7 '10 at 9:49
After installed update from windows update, i cant start Virtual Machine. When i check Hyper-V Virtual Network Manager, all my virtual adapter are gone. How can i do? – LoRdiE Apr 9 '10 at 7:52

Microsoft has a list of the supported guests: Virtualization with Hyper-V: Supported Guest Operating Systems

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