Friday, May 15, 2015

How do you enable Hyper-V in Windows 8.1?

In case you want to run more than one operating system on your PC you may want to use Hyper-V. You can run both 32bit as well as 64 OS.

Hyper-V is included in Windows 8.1 Professional. It is quite easy to enable Hyper-V.  It is very similar to Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7. Hyper-V is needed for Windows 8 Emulator .

Right click Start on Desktop__>;Control Panel-->;Programs-->;Select 'Turn Windows features on or off'
In the Windows Features window displayed place check mark for Hyper-V as shown and enable both Hyper-V GUI Management Tools and the Hyper-V Module for Windows PowerShell.

That is all there is to it.
The above image is captured on a Windows 8.1 Professional on a Toshiba S70 Series laptop.

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