Now that I have Windows 8 running natively on a couple machines I figured I would give Hyper-V a try. For the last several years I’ve had to run VMWare to be able to run 64bit virtual machines locally. After enabling hyper-V (see below) I imported a pre-built Hyper-V virtual machine I had sitting around and fired it up. If you have ever run Hyper-v on the server it has the same look and feel to manage.
Steps to enable
- Make sure Virtualization is Enabled in BIOS
- From Control Panel – Windows Features find Hyper-V and enable it
One thing, if you do need to change bios plan on shutting the machine all the way off. I forgot about this little gotcha and I kept getting the error in Windows Features saying it couldn’t enable Hyper-V even though I had updated my bios. Once I did a full shutdown all was good.