Can I mount a live folder or a Removable USB drive as an iso or a VHD and present it to a Hyper-V VM to as a bootable device?

Is there any way to boot a Hyper-V VM off a Removable bootable USB device ?

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    Did you ever solve this? – davejal May 31 '16 at 21:01
  • Yes. PFB answer. – Ayan Mullick May 31 '16 at 23:11

You can create a vmdk file pointing to your USB Drive. This vmdk file can be be used in Virtualbox or VMPlayer.However I am not sure if Hyper-V VM support vmdk files.

Alternatively you can use PLOP Boot Manager and try booting your USB Flash Drive


How to boot from a flash drive OS using VirtualBox?


  • I know. But I am trying to achieve this in Hyper-V. – Ayan Mullick Jan 3 '14 at 8:59

I had a patriot UFD. I used an RMB-flip application for the controller of that UFD to convert it to a non-removable drive. Then mounted it to a Hyper-V VM as a passthru disk and booted from it.

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