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Importing free Windows 10 VM from Microsoft fails with ELEMENT ILLEGAL (SOLVED)

We can download free Windows 10/7 VM (90 days) from Microsoft here,

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/

But fails to import into vCenter6.7/ESXi6.7 with ELEMENT ILLEGAL error.

I found the solution that,

Edit the ova file from here

        <vssd:VirtualSystemType>vmx-09</vssd:VirtualSystemType>

To

        <vssd:VirtualSystemType>vmx-10</vssd:VirtualSystemType>

Delete the following two lines,

      <vmw:ExtraConfig ovf:required="false" vmw:key="nvram" vmw:value="IE8 - Win7.nvram"/>

      <vmw:ExtraConfig ovf:required="false" vmw:key="virtualhw.productcompatibility" vmw:value="hosted"/>

Import ova and vmdk files would be fine but don't select mf since the ova file is modified.

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