Import error on demo SharePoint 2010 VHD

I was trying to import SharePoint 2010 VHD file to my HyperV following the instruction from but it failed.


This is what I did

1. Clicked on Import Virtual Machine

Import Virtual Machine, HyperV


2.  Selected “ Copy the virtual machine (Create a new unique ID) and browse to the location where I had the file

Import Virtual Machine, HyperV

I got error message saying ..

Import failed. Unable to find virtual machine import files under location ‘C:\HyperV\SharePoint2010\’. You can import a virtual machine only if you used Hyper-V to create and export it.


To resolve the problem, I went through new virtual machine creating wizard and this worked.  Now I can start the SharePoint 2010 VHD