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How to Set the Startup Order of Devices

Updated: August 14, 2009

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

Use the following procedure to specify the startup order of devices to start up the operating system.

You can use this procedure when creating a hardware profile, modifying a hardware profile, or configuring hardware profile settings from the New Template Wizard or the New Virtual Machine Wizard.

To specify the startup order of devices:

  1. In the left pane, under Hardware Profile, click BIOS.

  2. Select and move the following devices into your desired startup order:

    • CD

    • IDE Hard Drive

    • PXE Boot

    • Floppy

  3. To enable the NUM LOCK to be on by default at logon in the new virtual machine, select the Enable Num Lock check box.

    The number lock option is only available for virtual machines hosted on Hyper-V virtualization software.

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