Microsoft brings Hyper-V on 64-bit version of Windows 8. Its first time ever when Windows client OS will have Hyper-V. Earlier it was available on Windows Server (Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2) only.

It allows creating both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems in the VMs. This blog post is intended for IT Professionals and for Developers who need VMs to test or deploy their applications.

How To:

  1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button > Control Panel > More settings and then clicking Programs and Features.
  2. In the left pane, click Turn Windows features on or off.
  3. Select Hyper-V and then click install. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to install Hyper-V.
  5. When you’re done, restart Windows. There are two procedures you can use to start Hyper-V Manager on Windows 8: (1) Click Hyper-V Manager pinned shortcut on Start Screen and (2) Open Administrative Tools and click Hyper-V Manager shortcut.

Applies To:

  • Windows 8 Developer Preview (64-bit only)

One response to “How to install Hyper-V on Windows 8”

  1. Md Minhaj Avatar

    Where do I find Hyper-V? It is not under “Programs & Features, Turn Windows features on or off”. in win8.1

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