Enabling Hyper-V in Windows 8 Preview

Microsofts virtualization platform Hyper-V is now included in Windows 8. The requirements are as follows:

  • Windows 8 64 bit version
  • At least 4 GB of ram
  • An x64-based processor
  • Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
  • Hardware-assisted virtualization: Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) technology.
  • Hardware-enforced Data Execution Prevention (DEP): Intel XD bit (execute disable bit) or AMD NX bit (no execute bit) enanled in BIOS.

Hyper-V is not enabled in Windows 8 by default. Here is how to enable it:

Log on to Windows 8 and on the Metro start page, type: programs (1). Left-click on Programs and features (2)

14-09-2011 19-44-04

In the Programs and features window, click on Turn Windows feature on or off

14-09-2011 19-44-24

In the Windows features window, select the check box next to Hyper-V and then click OK

14-09-2011 19-44-52

When the computer is done applying changes to features, click Restart Now 

14-09-2011 19-45-27

After the computer has restarted, log on to Windows 8 and on the Metro start page, scoll to the by using either the touch screen, mouse or Page Down key. You now have two new tiles named Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection and Hyper-V Manager

16-09-2011 09-23-03

Click on the Hyper-V Manager tile to start the Hyper-V Manager

16-09-2011 09-23-45

Windows 8 Hyper-V supports:

  • External virtual switch using a WiFi adapter
  • Putting your physical machine to sleep (Installing the Hyper-V feature do not disable to ability to sleep or hibernate anymore)
  • Dynamic Memory
  • And more
By | 2011-09-16T10:58:54+00:00 September 16th, 2011|Operating Systems, Windows Client|3 Comments

About the Author:

Coretech

3 Comments

  1. I think this is among the most important info for me.
    And i amm glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things,
    The web site style is perfect, thee articles is really
    nice : D. Good job, cheers

    my site: negative informal Spanish commands

    • Kailey December 23, 2016 at 1:45 - Reply

        Dag SpildeHei Espen, Det var jeg som jaktet pÃ¥ deg pÃ¥ slutten av etappe 1 pÃ¥ RapÃvraegsll¸let og løp sammen med deg et stykke pÃ¥ etappe 2. Men du ble for sterk begge dagene. Gratulerer med kjempeløp. Jeg trener med OSI pÃ¥ Sognsvann, sÃ¥ vi ser hverandre sikkert med jevne mellomrom.Hilsen dag

    • Great article now is really the time for non profits to expanding their marketing and focus in one what brings them the most donations. I think if non profits can hang on for another year or so, things should start going back to normal

Leave A Comment