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After much searching, I have been unable to find a clean copy of initialstore.xml, but my original copy was corrupted. Most of the guides (e.g., )I have encountered tend to have instructions like, "Step 1: Have a second, working copy of Hyper-V", but I don't currently have anywhere to put it. Sadly using Hyper-V 2008's initialstore.xml only partially works; they aren't completely the same.

Can anyone suggest where I can pull a copy of this file without reinstalling hyper-v?

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Mount the WIM file from your Windows CD. The .xml file should be in there somewhere.

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