Trying to install the new Windows 10 1607 Enterprise OS as a virtual Machine using Hyper V on a Server 2008 R2 Host.

When I start the installer I get the Windows logo for 5 seconds.

Then the screen goes blank / black.

I would usually expect to see the Windows Installer options to select the Installation Language, Region and Keyboard settings. But I just see a black screen.

I get the following errors in the event viewer. Application and Services Logs -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Hyper-V-Worker -> Admin

Event ID: 23014

Device 'Microsoft Synthetic Display Controller' in 'TESTWINDOWS10' is loaded but has a different version from the server. Server version 3.0 Client version 3.5 (Virtual machine ID 6C2F809F-69A0-4FED-A099-B1F64C57AD79). The device will work, but this is an unsupported configuration. This means that technical support will not be provided until this problem is resolved. To fix this problem, upgrade the integration services. To upgrade, connect to the virtual machine and select Insert Integration Services Setup Disk from the Action menu.

Event ID: 12540

'TESTWINDOWS10' device Microsoft Synthetic Display Controller experienced a protocol error indicative of a deep system problem. (Virtual machine ID 6C2F809F-69A0-4FED-A099-B1F64C57AD79)

Event ID: 11902

'TESTWINDOWS10' (Device 'Microsoft Synthetic Display Controller'): a unrecoverable internal error has occurred. (Virtual machine ID 6C2F809F-69A0-4FED-A099-B1F64C57AD79)

Anybody know how to fix this?


The official word from Microsoft is that Windows 10 is not a supported guest OS for a Server 2008 R2 host. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794868%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

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