Wednesday, July 24, 2024

    How to Enable Hyper-V Manager in Windows 8

    Windows 8If you are keeping a tab on Windows 8 new features and improvements, then you must hear about the inclusion of virtualization client in Windows 8. The Windows 8 include Microsoft virtualization manager and hyper version for proficient users, so that they don’t have to switch to Windows 8 Server in order to use Hyper- v client.

    If you are not familiar with Hyper- V, also known as Viridian, it’s a hypervisor(hardware/ physical virtualization technique to run multiple guest Operating System, currently on host system) based virtualization system for x86-64 instructions set based system architecture and is already included in Windows Server 2008.

    Windows 8 Hyper- V client supports one feature which is not there in Windows server 2008 R2 and that is sleep/ hibernate option. The recently released developer build of Windows 8×64 version comes with Hyper – V disabled, but you can easily enable both Hyper- V core and Management tools from the control panel. Just follow the below given steps for doing the same:

    1. Firstly open the Metro control panel.
    2. Now from left side select more settings to open control panel category view.
    3. Now click on programs and features.
    4. In the programs and features click “Turn Windows features ON or OFF” option present in left sidebar. This will open Windows feature.
    5. Now enable Hyper-V checkbox, and expand it to view Hyper- V core and Hyper- V Management tools.  Make sure that both checkboxes are checked.
    6. Now click OK.
    7. After doing this Window 8 will start applying changes to features and then prompts you to restart your computer system. So click on “Restart Now”.
    8. After rebooting the system you will see a Hyper-V Virtual Machine connection and Hyper- V manager shortcut tiles on Metro start screen.

    Now you can easily import Virtual Machine from external storage medium and can create new ones.


    Studied Computer science at Kuk Ngo and graduated in 2012.

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