I've recently migrated a machine to Windows 8.1. Before I did so I created a system backup of my old Windows 7 configuration.
My question is, can I restore this to a hyper-v VM in Windows 8? Having installed Win 7 on the hyper-v and selected restore, I get the message:
Windows was not able to find any backup sets on \\mymachine\c$\WindowsImageBackup\username\backup date-stamp. Please select a different location.
In that directory, there is a vhd file. I then wondered if it would be possible to simply create a new VM and just tell it that this was the VHD; it is apparently not.
So, is what I'm doing not possible? Should I be able to restore to a VM in this way (or in any other)?
For information; the VM I'm trying to restore to has a full Win 7 install.