On Any Hyper-V virtual machine it adds the Floppy disk drive, and there is not an option to remove the drive from the settings window of the VM


The Way to remove this drive is by changing a value in the registry of the virtual machine that is running windows. However as I join my VMs to a domain I can utilise group policy to apply this change

I created a new group policy called “Remove Hyper V Floppy disk drive”

I went into Computer configuration > preferences > windows Settings > Registry

From there I right clicked on registry and selected new > Registry item

And set the following values:

Action: Update

Hive: HKey_Local_Machine

Key Path: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\flpydisk

Value name: Start

Value Type: REG_DWORD

Value: 4

Base: Decimal

Then I clicked Apply and OK


I applied it to the root of the domain so that it would apply to all devices on the domain