If you try to install 32 bit Windows on a Hyper V server you may find that it just will not see the installation files. I tried from:
- Windows 10 32Bit Enterprise ISO downloaded from Microsoft VLSC
- Windows 10 32Bit Pro ISO downloaded using the current Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
- Windows 10 32Bit from a Windows Deployment Server WDS
HyperV only supports 32 Bit Operating Systems under GENERATION 1. You also cannot change a Hyper V VM’s ‘Generation’ which means the fix is to delete the VM and recreate it but this time specifying GENERATION 1 on the second step of the NEW VIRTUAL MACHINE WIZARD.
This article refers to Window 10 32 bit but it would be the same problem for Windows 7 or Windows 8.