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Hi Everyone,

 

Performing some home labs on my recently upgraded workstation PC.  CPU is AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and discovered an issue which wasn’t there on Intel based platform.

 

Setup I am having issues with is:

 

> Host PC: Windows 10 Pro (1909), VMware Workstation 15.5 Pro.

> Guest VM: Windows Server 2016 GUI with Hyper-V role installed.

>Issue: Unable to boot the VM created in Hyper-V just get black screen with single dot (cursor) no Hyper-V splash screen you usually get even before it reads from ISO

 

All CPU Virtualisation options selected.  Tried both Hyper-V mode (unsupported) and Windows Server 2016 on VMware Guest Setup.

 

Suspected graphics issue initially, but tested on both my original graphics card AMD RX 580 and an NVidia GTX 1050 Ti.

 

Tested the same setup on my laptop i5 6th Gen VMWare Workstation Pro 15.5 and it works perfectly,

 

Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks.


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