How to install Hyper-V Client in Windows 8

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Microsoft has introduced virtualization in Windows 8 client operating system for the first time. Yes, Windows 8 support client edition of Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization software.

Minimum Requirements to use Hyper-V client is:

  • 64-bit processor with SLAT (Second Level Address Translation)
  • Minimum 4 GB of RAM.

Only following versions of Windows 8 Support Hyper-V

  • Windows 8 Pro – 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 Pro – 64-bit
  • Windows 8 Enterprise – 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise – 64-bit

Steps to install Hyper-V in Windows 8

  1. Open control panel
  2. Open Programs and Features
  3. On left pane – open Turn Windows Features on or off
  4. Select Hyper-V checkbox from the list.
    • If your hardware does not support you won’t be able to install the Hyper-V platform but can install management tools.

    Hyper-V Selection

    Hyper-V Selection

After this you can see Hyper-V application in your start menu.

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