Creating a VM in Hyper-V Manager is quick and easy.
- Open Hyper-V Manager, go to New > Virtual Machine.
- Name the VM and choose where you want its data (not the .VHDX) file to go.
- Choose between generation 1 and generation 2. I chose generation 2 for its features and because I don’t need to worry about backwards compatibility.
- Assign the VM’s startup memory, and choose if you want to use Dynamic Memory.
- Choose the virtual switch the VM will be connected to, or leave it disconnected.
- Name the VM’s virtual hard disk (the .VHDX file), choose where it will be stored, and how large it will be. You can change this later.
- Point the VM to your desired installation .iso file, or choose to do this later. You can also install over the network if that’s available.
- Review the configuration for the VM, and click finish to create the VM.
- Boot to the VM, install the OS, and make use of it.