This article describes how to deploy the Expel Assembler on Hyper-V using a V1 assembler, which is reaching end-of-life on June 30th, 2024. Go to the Assembler Deprecation Information page for more information. 

For more information on the general Assembler provisioning process, see How to provision Expel Assembler.


Your actual procedure may be slightly different based on your version of Microsoft Windows.

Deploy the Assembler virtual machine in your network

  1. Right-click the downloaded file to open the context menu and click Extract All.

  2. Run the Hyper-V Manager from the Start menu.

  3. From the Action menu, click Import Virtual Machine.

  4. In the Locate Folder step, select the expel-assembler folder that you extracted.

  5. Select the expel-assembler virtual machine.

  6. On the Choose Import Type step, select Copy the virtual machine.

  7. Select a destination. Accept the defaults if you don’t know where to put it.

  8. Select storage folders. Accept the defaults if you’re not sure what to do.

  9. Click Finish.

  10. In the Hyper-V Manager, select the expel-assembler virtual machine.

  11. Click Start to power on the virtual machine.

  12. Click Connect to access the console of the virtual machine.

Go back to How to provision Expel Assembler and continue with Activate the Assembler through the virtual machine console.