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Set up Windows 8 Client Hyper-V to run Windows XP

You can quickly create a virtual machine using the preconfigured default settings

Creating the virtual machine

In last week's article, I told you that there are two ways that you can create a virtual machine from the New Virtual Machine Wizard. You can work through the wizard to create a virtual machine or you can quickly create a virtual machine using the preconfigured default settings, which you can then change later. Since we worked through the wizard to create a virtual machine last time, we'll create a virtual machine using the preconfigured default settings. We'll then edit the virtual machine's settings. While going this route is a bit more time consuming, it will allow us to take a look at some of the features available in the virtual machine Settings window.

After you launch the Hyper-V Manager, navigate to the Actions pane and select the New | Virtual Machine command. When the first screen of the New Virtual Machine Wizard appears, just click the Finish button, as shown , to immediately create a virtual machine with preconfigured default settings.

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