How to fix the Hyper-V ran out of memory error

Vladimir Popescu
by Vladimir Popescu
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The error Hyper-V ran out of memory will stop you from being able to create any new Virtual Machines, or even not allow you to run the existing created VMs.

This issue has caused users a lot of stress, and it is understandable.


It is extremely important to resolve this issue, especially if you need your VM’s to be running properly for work.

Here is what one user from the Microsoft Technet forums had to say about this issue:

Trying to run the Windows Server in the Hyper-V but got an Error-Ran out of Memory 0x8007000e. Even provided 2GB of Ram but still the same msg. It was working fine from few moments but now it stopped working.

This issue is obviously caused by the amount of memory Hyper-V has to run the selected VMs. In today’s article, we will explore some of the best proven methods to solve this issue. Read on for more details.

Did your Hyper-V run out of memory? Here’s the fix

1. Close any VMs that you don’t need to run

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Because this error message is caused by not having enough RAM memory distributed to your Hyper-V, you will need to close all other running instances of VM.

Doing this will allow your RAM memory to be allocated properly in order to run the VM you’re working on without issues.

2. Select Dynamic Memory for the VM and make sure the optimal requirements are met

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In the process of setting up your VM, it is very important that you choose the Dynamic Memory options for your setup. This will allow Hyper-V to distribute the amount of RAM available to the most important processes.

You have to keep in mind that even dynamic VMs have a minimum memory requirement, an amount required to be able to run optimally, and a maximum amount of allocated RAM.

If your allocated RAM memory only reaches the minimum requirement, then the error message mentioned above will appear. The optimum amount of RAM memory allocated to a VM needs to be set for optimal performance.

Visit this link for a more detailed description of this process.


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3. Add more RAM to your host machine and add memory to Hyper-V

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Another option for fixing the Hyper-V Ran out of memory error, is to add more RAM to your Hyper-V host machine. This, in turn, will allow you to assign more RAM memory to the VM you’re trying to use.

After you’ve added more RAM to your host machine, follow these steps to assign a new value to your VM:

  1. Open the Hyper-V Manager.
  2. Click the Settings button -> access the Memory tab.
  3. Set the new RAM value you required by modifying the value in MB.


In today’s article we explored the best methods to fix the Hyper-V ran out of memory error message.

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