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How can you completely remove a virtual machine?

By dlbtiger02 ·
I've Installed the Virtual Machine and Win XP mode in Win 7 Pro. Is there a way to completely remove them, including the virtual disk?

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How can you completely remove a virtual machine?

by sravana.jella In reply to How can you completely re ...

1. If you have the virtual machine that you want to delete running, then you must close or shut down the virtual machine first.

2. Open the Windows 7 Start Menu, and click on All Programs, expand Windows Virtual PC folder, and double click on the Virtual Machines shortcut.
NOTE: You can also open the Virtual Machines folder at C:\Users\(User Name)\Virtual Machines.

3. Right click on the virtual machine that you want to delete, then click on Settings.
4. In the left pane, click on the Hard Disk (ex: Hard Disk 1) that has a .VHD file

5. In the right pane, click on the Browse button.
NOTE: You could also just navigate to that location for the .vhd file in Windows Explorer.

6. Right click on the .vhd file (ex: Vista SP2.vhd) for the virtual machine that you want to delete, and click on Delete.

7. Click on Yes to approve.
8. Close the window under step 6 and under step 5.

9. Right click on the .vmcx file for the virtual machine that you want to delete, then click on Delete.
10. Click on Yes to approve.

11. Close the window under step 9.

12. Empty the Recycle Bin.

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