Guide from Microsoft: Using Windows Client Hyper-V

We have already seen how Hyper-V will work on Windows and how to enable Hyper-V in Windows. This guide from Microsoft will give you additional information on using Hyper-V in Windows 8 / 10.

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.

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