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HOW-TO: Enable Hyper V on Windows 8.x Pro, and create a VM on it – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/23

Below some steps and two videos about Hyper-V on Windows 8.x.

Though I prefer VMware myself (most of my infrastructure is VMware based, it works on Mac, Windows and bare-metal, and it has more user friendly host integration for Mac/Windows, especially with clipboard sharing and screen resolution), Hyper-V is not to be ruled out.

Hyper-V comes with Windows 7 professional and up, and supports the VHD/VHDX disk formats which are also used by Windows backup and Disk2Vhd.

So it is an excellent start to virtualize an existing physical PC and run it under a Windows host with relatively little effort.

New Disk2vhd V2.0 with vhdx support » TechNine.

Ensure that hardware virtualization support is turned on in the BIOS settings.  Save the BIOS settings and boot up the machine normally, At the Start Screen, swipe the right hand side of the screen and select the Search Charm. Type turn windows features on or off and select that item  Select and enable Hyper-V  If Hyper-V was not previously enabled, reboot the machine to apply the change.  NOTE: As a best practice, it’s a good idea to configure networking for the Hyper-V environment to support external network connections. Ensure that a virtual switch has been created and is functional.  Open the Virtual Switch Manager, found on the Actions panel in the Hyper-V Manager, by typing Hyper-V at the Start Screen.  Select “Virtual Switch Manager” in the Actions pane. Ensure that “External” is highlighted, and then click on the “Create Virtual Switch” button.  If more than one NIC in is present, ensure that the proper NIC is selected for use on the VM external network connections.


The video:

HOW-TO: Create a Virtual Machine using Hyper-V on Windows 8.1! – YouTube.

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