Windows Client Hyper-V
Client Hyper-V is the virtualization technology built into Windows 8. Client Hyper-V is the same virtualization technology previously available only in Windows Server. A similar functionality in Windows 7 is called Windows XP Mode.
Client Hyper-V will let you run multiple 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems at the same time on the host computer.
This document from Microsoft covers the following topics:
- Practical applications for Client Hyper-V
- Hardware requirements. To run Client Hyper-V, your computer must be running a 64-bit version of Windows 8 and have a CPU that supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT).
- Enabling Client Hyper-V – Using Control Panel, PowerShell or CMD and using tools like Hyper-V Manager.
- VM management and other tools created for Server Hyper-V
- What isn’t included in Client Hyper-V? Talks of features included in Windows Server 8 Hyper-V that are not included in Client Hyper-V.
You can download the document here.
Also read: How to Configure & Use Hyper-V.