Azure: Windows 7 VM, Hyper-V enabled Azure VMs

If you are trying or wondering if Windows Azure supports Windows 7, Windows 8 or other OS via a Hyper-V on a 2008 VM image uplodaed to Azure you will realise you cant do this.

The operating system that is installed can be one of the following:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (English only)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (English only)

Hyper-V cannot currently be enabled on the VM images to allow you to install operating systems like Windows 7 or something else.

Your scenario:

  1. Upload Win2008R2 Image to Azure
  2. Enable Hyper-V on uploaded Azure image

You will fail on step 2.

You will get something like this:

The processor on this computer is not compatible with hyper-v .........


The official Resource from MSDN is here: