February 27, 2024
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his procedure upgrades a Windows Server 2012 R2 generation Hyper-V virtual machine to Windows Server 2019 (2022) generation 2 Hyper-V virtual machine.

This procedure upgrades a Windows Server 2012 R2 generation Hyper-V virtual machine to Windows Server 2019 (2022) generation 2 Hyper-V virtual machine.

You can use the same procedure to upgrade a Windows Server 2012 R2 generation Hyper-V virtual machine to Windows Server 2019 (2022) generation 2 Hyper-V virtual machine.

The MiniTool Partition software supports windows 10 for free, and we will use a Windows 10 Hyper-V generation 1 virtual machine and mini partition tool to help us to upgrade it.

1.Logon to the Windows Server 2012R2 virtual machine.

2.Open Programs and Features and uninstall Anti-virus and backup agent software.

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3.Mount the Windows Server 2019 ISO image file and select setup.exe.

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4.Click Yes on the User Account Control page.

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5.Select Download updates, drives and optional features (recommended) on the Get updates, drives and optional features page.

6.Click Next.

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7.Select Windows Server 2019 Standard (Desktop Experience) on the Select Image page and click Next.

Note:

The Windows Server 2019 version must be the same as Windows Server 2012 R2.

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8.On the Applicable notices and license terms page, click Accept.

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9.Select Keep personal files and apps on the Choose what to keep page and click Next.

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10.Click Install on the Ready to install page.

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11.The virtual machine will restart serval times when upgrading to Windows Server 2019.

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12.Don’t turn off the virtual machine when it’s working on updates.

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13.Logon to the virtual machine after upgrading is completed.

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14.Review the server status to ensure it’s working perfectly.

15.Shut down the virtual machine.

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16.Open the Hyper-V Manager tool, Right-click the 2012 R2 virtual machine and select Settings.

17.Expand IDE Controller 0 on the Hardware page, select the C drive hard Drive and click Remove.

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18.If you have multiple drives, repeat the steps to remove them.

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19.Click Apply on the Settings page.

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20.Click OK on the Settings page.

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21.Open the Hyper-V Manager tool and Right-click the Windows 10 generation 1 virtual machine.

22.Select IDE Controller 0 on the Hardware page.

23.Select Hard Drive in the IDE Controller session and click Add.

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24.Click Browse in the Virtual hard disk field.

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25.Select the unmounted Windows 2012 R2 VHDX file and click Open.

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26.If you have multiple disks, select IDE Controller 1 or SCSI Controller (you must use the same controller type as the original one) on the Hardware page.

27.Select Hard Drive in the IDE (or SCSI) Controller session and click Add.

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28.Click Browse in the Virtual hard disk field.

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29.Select the unmounted Windows 2012 R2 VHDX file and click Open.

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30.Click Apply on the Settings page.

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31.Click OK on the Settings page.

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32.Start the Windows 10 generation 1 virtual machine and logon to the Windows 10 virtual machine.

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33.Open Command Prompt as administrator and type diskpart.

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34.Type list disk to ensure the Windows 2012 R2 C drive disk number.

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35.Type exit to exit diskpart.

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36.Enter the command below to convert it from MBR to GPT.

mbr2gpt.exe /validate /allowFullOS /disk:1

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37.Verify the conversion process and ensure success.

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38.Download and install MiniTool Partition software on the Windows 10 virtual machine.

https://www.minitool.com/download-center/

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39.Open the MiniTool Partition Wizard.

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40.On the Partition Management page, select another 2012 R2 virtual disk (if the 2012 r2 virtual machine has multiple drives) and click Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk.

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41.Click Apply in the Operation Pending session.

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42.Click Yes in the Apply Changes? Page.

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43.Ensure applied success and click OK.

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44.Click Yes to quit the MiniTool Partition program.

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45.Shut down the Windows 10 generation 1 virtual machine.

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46.Open the Hyper-V Manager tool and Right-click the Windows 10 generation 1 virtual machine.

47.Expand IDE Controller 0 on the Hardware page, select the windows 2012 R2 C drive hard Drive and click Edit.

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48.Click Next on the Local Virtual Hard Disk page.

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49.Select Convert on the Choose Action page and click Next.

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50.Select VHDX on the Choose Disk Format page and click Next.

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51.Select Dynamically expanding on the Choose Disk Type page and click Next.

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52.On the Configure Disk page, click Browse in the name field.

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53.Select the folder path, enter the file name in the File name field and click Save.

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54.Click Next on the Configure Disk page.

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55.Click Finish on the Summary page.

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56.Expand IDE Controller 1, select another Hard Drive and click Edit in the Virtual hard disk field.

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57.Click Next on the Locate Disk page.

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58.Select Convert on the Choose Action page and click Next.

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59.Select VHDX on the Choose Disk Format page and click Next.

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60.Select Dynamically expanding on the Choose Disk Type page and click Next.

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61.On the Configure Disk page, click Browse in the Name field.

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62.Select the folder path, enter a file name in the File name field and click Save.

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63.Click Next on the Configure Disk page.

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64.Click Finish on the Summary page.

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65.Click Apply on the Settings page.

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66.Expand IDE Controller 0 on the Hardware page, select the windows 2012 R2 C drive hard Drive and click Remove.

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67.Expand IDE Controller 1 on the Hardware page, select the windows 2012 R2 D drive hard Drive and click Remove.

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68.Click Apply and click OK on the Settings page.

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69.Open Hyper-V Manager and create a new generation 2 virtual machine.

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70.Select Attach a virtual hard disk later on the Connect Virtual Hard Disk page.

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71.Right-click the new virtual machine and select Settings.

72.Select SCSI Controller on the Hardware page, select the Hard Drive and click Add.

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73.Click Browse in the virtual hard disk field.

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74.Select the new C drive VHDX file and click Open.

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75.Select SCSI Controller on the Hardware page, select Hard Drive and click Add.

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76.Click Browse in the virtual hard disk field.

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77.Select the new D drive VHDX file and click Open.

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78.Click Apply on the Settings page.

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79.Select Firmware on the Hardware page.

80.Select the C Hard Drive in the Boot order and click Move UP.

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81.Ensure the C Hard Drive is on the top and click Apply.

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82.Click OK on the Settings page.

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83.Start the new virtual machine.

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84.Logon to the new virtual machine to ensure everything works well.

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85.Open the virtual machine settings and select Firmware on the Hardware page.

86.You noticed the top of the Boot order changed to File.

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