With the release of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft’s network OS also provided its first virtualization utility called Hyper-V. Microsoft isn’t new VM technology because it had previously provided solutions like Virtual PC and Virtual Server. the corporate has since developed a more homegrown solution and integrated it with the Windows platform. With the discharge of Windows 8 in 2012, Microsoft made Hyper-V available to the Windows client for the primary time, eschewing its previous consumer-oriented efforts for a more robust solution. during this article, we take a glance at using it.

Create a VM Using Windows 10 Hyper-V
Let’s take a glance at fixing a Virtual Machine using the built-in Hyper-V technology. the advantages include the power to run multiple operating systems at an equivalent time as long as you’ve got enough hardware resources. Personally, i made a decision to try to to this because i want to try to to some compatibility testing. Hyper-V is additionally a superb thanks to attempt to test apps before using them on your primary production environment. Oh, and it’s a free hypervisor, in order that makes leveraging it even better!

Pre-requisites

64-bit edition of Windows 10 Pro or Windows Enterprise. Hyper-V isn’t available in Windows 10 Home edition.
Your CPU must support SLAT technology. to seek out out if it does, read our article on SLAT (Secondary Level Address Translation) extension which will assist you determine if the PC can even run Hyper-V.
Virtualization must be enabled in your computer’s BIOS or Firmware.
Enable Virtualization
Restart the pc and enter BIOS setup (usually by hitting F2, F10 or F12 key) on your keyboard before the pc loads the Windows OS . This process might vary consistent with the brand, so consult your computer’s manual for instructions on the way to load the BIOS. On my Computer, I had to hit the F10 key, select my language, select Security > System Configuration and enable the following:

  • Virtualization Technology (VTx)
  • Virtualization Technology Directed I/O (VTd)
  • Search virtualization setting in BIOS and enable the setting
  • Save BIOS settings (usually F10)
  • Power off the pc , await a couple of seconds and begin the pc

Set Up Hyper-V
Press Windows key+R and type: optionalfeatures.exe hit Enter.

 

This action will open Turn Windows features on or off. check off all the options for Hyper-V and click OK.

 

Wait while Windows installs and configures Hyper-V. You will be prompted to restart to confirm changes. Click restart and configure your system.