How to Completely Delete a Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 8, 8.1, and Server 2012 – Windows Blog by Brink

How to Completely Delete a Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 8, 8.1, and Server 2012

The Hyper-V technology provides an environment that you can use to create and manage virtual machines and their resources. Each virtual machine is an isolated, virtualized computer system that is capable of running its own operating system. This allows you to run multiple operating systems at the same time on the same physical computer.

When you delete a virtual machine (VM) in Hyper-V Manager, it will only delete the VM’s checkpoints, delete VM’s configuration and ID files, and remove the VM from Hyper-V Manager. It will not delete the VM’s virtual hard disks and folders though.

This tutorial will show you how to completely delete all traces of a Hyper-V virtual machine from a host Windows 8, 8.1, and Server 2012 PC.

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