How to Export Hyper-V Virtual Machines in Windows 10

Hyper-V enables running virtualized computer systems on top of a physical host. These virtualized systems (aka: guests) can be used and managed just as if they were physical computer systems, however they exist in a virtualized and isolated environment.

You can use Hyper-V’s export and import functionality to quickly duplicate virtual machines. Exported virtual machines can be used for backup or as a way to move a virtual machine between Hyper-V hosts.

Import allows you to restore virtual machines. You don’t need to export a virtual machine to be able to import it.

When creating an export of a virtual machine, all associated files are bundled in the export. This includes configuration files, hard drive files, and any existing checkpoint files.

This tutorial will show you how to export a single or all Hyper-V virtual machines (guests) on your Windows 10 PC (host).

Read more…