Hyper-V, code-named “Viridian” and formerly known as “Windows Server Virtualization”, is a native hyper-visor. It can create virtual machines on x86-64 systems. Starting with Windows Server 2008 to selected versions of Windows 8 and later, Hyper-V supersedes Windows Virtual PC as the hardware virtualization component of the client editions of Windows NT.
A server computer running Hyper-V can be configured to expose individual virtual machines to one or more networks.
Don’t you ever feel like installing a lot of OS into a single PC? Well I personally felt like, ‘if i could discover how Linux, MAC OS or the most popular Android would look like in my PC without actually installing’em on my PC’. So, if you share a feeling just like
mine, here we head in to the installation procedure:
Limitations may include: USB pass through, Audio, Optical drives pass-through & Graphics issues on the host Enough talking about Hyper-V’s history and what i used to feel..
Let’s jump to the Activation Procedure:
1. Hover you cursor to the Start Button and Right-click on it.
2. Select “Programs & Features” option
3. Click on the “Turn Windows features On or Off” option on the left pane.
4. Scroll until you find the Hyper-V check-box and check it if its not and then hit OK.
5. Wait until the Hyper-V extension is installed completely (may require a full system
restart in order to perform complete installation)
Wallah! Installation is completed now.. Wasn’t it too easy? Well, next we will head to the OS installation procedure (including Virtual Hard Drives (VHD) and many more):
1. Go to “Apps list” on the Windows Start Screen and search for it (You may need to type
in its name “Hyper-V”)
2. Left-click on the app to launch it as a desktop app
3. After the app launched, straight away go to the ‘New’ section on the right navigation
pane and select Virtual Machine option from the drop-down menu.
4. Skip the first page (by hitting the ‘Next’ button) if you are like me and don’t wanna
waste your time noticing unusual things.
5. Give a great name to the Virtual Machine and proceed to next step.
6. Select what type of generation do you want according to the OS and available extra
features on the go.
7. Nextly, Allocate an amount of memory (RAM) to the virtual machine (on which the OS inside the VM will be allowed to consume fro, your original memory) or you can use Dynamically Expanding memory option to allocate a well desired memory to the VM which it will then consume by itself. After selection of one of the option, hit ‘Next’.
8. Here comes the VHD creation step. Give a name to your VHD just like you would give a drive name in your PC–> Set the creation path–> Allocate a specific amount of space for your VHD (which it will then consume from your Actual HDD after VHD creation)–> Click ‘Next’–> Now you have an option to Install OS later, an option to locate the OS’s ISO file and an option to install OS from a boot-able FDD (Personally, it will be better if you may locate the ISO right then–> Browse to the ISO file and Select it–> Click ‘Next’.
5. Moreover, click on Finish to finish configuring your Hyper-VM settings.
6.Now Start the VM
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