Enable Windows 11 Insider Preview updates in Hyper-V

By | July 12, 2021

Here’s a short description on how to enable Windows 11 Insider Preview updates on Hyper-V machines.

  • Set up a Hyper-V Generation 2 machine with Windows 10 21H1.
  • Make sure the recent updates are installed.
  • Configure 8192 MB RAM, 4 Processors and enable the TPM.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is TPM.jpg           This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Features.png
  • On the VM host, run 

    Set-VM -VMName VMMachine -GuestControlledCacheTypes $true -LowMemoryMappedIoSpace 3072MB -HighMemoryMappedIoSpace 30720MB

    where VMMachine is name of your machine in Hyper-V
  • On the virtual machine, open Settings, select Update & Security and Windows Insider Program. Register for the Insider program. Verify that there is no blocker for the Windows 11 Preview path.
Good: This is how it should look like

Bad: One or more requirement check failed
    • In case you don’t meet the prereqs, the tool WhyNotWin11 is a great help. I noticed that although WDDM2 was marked red, Windows stopped showing the message that the requirements haven’t been met.                    This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is WhyNot-1.jpg
    • Next, go to Windows Insider Program, link an account and select a channel.  This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SelectAChannel.jpg
    • Once the download starts, you can follow the progress in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ReportingEvents.log. You find the content in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Links:

GPU Virtualization with Hyper-V

https://mu0.cc/2020/08/25/hyperv-gpupv/ 

Announcing the first Insider Preview for Windows 11

https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2021/06/28/announcing-the-first-insider-preview-for-windows-11/ 

SystemCenterDudes: MEMCM/SCCM and Windows 11: Everything you need to know 

Update HP TPM Firmware 1.2 to 2.0 using SCCM and HP TPM Configuration Utility

https://www.danielengberg.com/hp-tpm-firmware-version-upgrade-from-1-2-to-2-0-tpm-configuration-utility/ 

 

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