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How to install and configure Hyper-V in Windows 10

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How to install and configure Hyper-V in Windows 10

Step 1

The process of installing this feature in Windows 10 is as follows. We access the Control Panel using one of the following options:

Right-click the Start button and select Control Panel.
Enter the term panel in the Windows 10 search box and select the Control Panel
Use the Execute command by entering the control term and pressing Enter.

Step 2

Here we select Programs, then Programs and features, and we'll see the following window:

Step 3

Select Enable or disable Windows features here on the left. We'll see the next window where we've identified the Hyper-V line, this box is disabled by default, and we'll continue to activate

Step 4

Checking this box enables the options at the same time:
Hyper-V management tools
Hyper-V platform
Click OK and we'll see that the Hyper-V configuration process starts in Windows 10.

Step 5

When this is done, the equipment will need to be restarted for all configurations to be applied correctly. Click Restart now.

  1. Enable Hyper-V using Windows PowerShell

Step 1

It is possible to enable this option using Windows PowerShell, in order to open a PowerShell console as an administrator and enter the following command:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-v All

Step 2

After the computer restarts Windows 10, we can access the Hyper-V console by using one of the following options.
Enter the term Hyper in the Windows 10 search box and select the corresponding option.
Press the Start button and left-hand side, go to Administrative Tools, and select Hyper-V Manager.

Step 3

We will see the following window appear:

As we have seen, the Hyper-V console, where we can manage all the necessary virtual machines. To access all the different Hyper-V options, we need to click Connect to server.

Step 4

To create a virtual machine, simply select New / Virtual Machine and follow all the steps of the wizard.

Step 5

We can see our created virtual machines and different configuration options:

With these simple steps, we have built a very useful and powerful tool like Hyper-V in the Windows 10 environment.

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Nicola Erario

I think is to say that a minimum requirement is windows 10 pro.