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Hyper-V - Enable and Disable in Windows 8


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Hyper-V - Enable and Disable in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to enable and disable the built-in Hyper Virtualisation (Hyper-V) feature in Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise.
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How to Enable and Disable Hyper-V in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to enable and disable the built-in Hyper Virtualisation (Hyper-V) feature in Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise.
How to Enable and Disable Hyper-V in Windows 8 and 8.1


information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to enable and disable the built-in Hyper Virtualisation (Hyper-V) feature in Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Note   Note
To support Hyper-V client, you must have a 64-bit version of Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise with a 64-bit CPU that supports SLAT (Second Level Address Translation). You’ll also need at least 4GB of RAM. Hyper-V does support creation of both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems in the VMs.

For more info, see also: Bringing Hyper-V to "Windows 8"





OPTION ONE
To Enable and Disable Hyper-V in Windows Features

1. Open Windows Features.​
2. Expand the Hyper-V sub-section, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you want to do.​
9410d1349651208-hyper-v-how-use-windows-8-windows-features.jpg

3. To Enable Hyper-V
A) Ensure that all Hyper-V options are checked as shown above, click/tap on OK, and go to step 5 below.​

4. To Disable Hyper-V
A) Uncheck Hyper-V, click/tap on OK, and go to step 5 below.​

5. Restart the computer when prompted.​






OPTION TWO
To Enable and Disable Hyper-V in PowerShell

1. Open an elevated PowerShell, and do step 2 or 3 below for what you want to do.​
2. To Enable Hyper-V
A) In the elevated PowerShell window, copy and paste the command below, press Enter, and go to step 4 below.​
Note   Note
If you do not use the -All switch, then you will not install the Hyper-V GUI Management Tools and Hyper-V Module for Windows PowerShell features.
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V –All
1.png

3. To Disable Hyper-V
A) In the elevated PowerShell window, copy and paste the command below, press Enter, and go to step 4 below.​
Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V-All
5.png

4. Type Y and press Enter when prompted to restart the computer.​
2.png







OPTION THREE
To Enable and Disable Hyper-V using DISM Command

2. To Enable Hyper-V
A) In the elevated Command Prompt, copy and paste the command below, press Enter, and go to step 4 below.​
dism.exe /Online /Enable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V /All
8.png

3. To Disable Hyper-V
A) In the elevated Command Prompt, copy and paste the command below, press Enter, and go to step 4 below.​
dism.exe /Online /Disable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V-All
7.2.png

4. Type Y and press Enter when prompted to restart the computer.​




 
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May I know what is Hyper-V?
 

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Hi SirDarknight,

Welcome to the forums :)

Hyper-V is the built-in hypervisor for Windows 8/8.1 Pro and Enterprise Edition, the technology is also part of Windows Server. It gives you the ability to run multiple operating system on your computer at one time using virtual machines.

You can read in the notes Bringing Hyper-V to "Windows 8" and the following Wikipedia page for more information Hyper-V - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I hope that helps, any more questions please ask.

Cheers,
Harry
 

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Another tip is to make a new boot entry. You can then choose on reboot whether to boot with Hyper V turned on or not.

This is very useful as if Hyper V is installed then VirtualBox or VMWare will not work. Nor will the phone emulators in Visual Studio. You get a message VT-x is not available (as Hyper-V is using it).

1. Install Hyper V as in the tutorial.
2. bcdedit /copy "{current}" /d "Hyper-V"
3. bcdedit /set "{current}" hypervisorlaunchtype off

Then you can choose when you boot if you want Hyper V or not so if you want to use virtual Box for example you pick the boot option without Hyper V.

Creating a "no hypervisor" boot entry - Ben Armstrong - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
 

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Thanks a lot, both of you.I understood.
 

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dose enabling this take up much hard drive space?
 

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Hello Tony,

Enabling or Disabling the Hyper-V feature alone doesn't use any more space since it's already included in Windows 8/8.1 Pro/Enterprise. :)
 
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thanks brink
 

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You're most welcome. :)
 

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Brink is sound supported and usb stuff for this type of virtual environment i was going to try this instead of installing virtualbox as i wanted to try out android x86 .
 

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Yep, all that is supported in Hyper-V as well, but I haven't tried it with Android though.
 

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hmm well if i try it i will let yeah now how it goes.
 

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hey brink a friend just told me that virtualbox is better then hyper-v is this the case? should i install that instead of using hyper-v?
 

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It's all subjective. I'd say try both, and see what you like better. :)
 

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hi brink yeah i think i will use virtualbox so how do i turn off or uninstall hyper-v
 

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#18
never mind i found it in the tutorial this hyper v looks confusing turning it off and using virtualbox.
 

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Yeah, Hyper-V takes a bit to get used to, but not bad at all once you do.
 

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which do you prefer i was just going to install virtualbox and it gave me some warning i was unfamiliar with something about resetting my network connection?.
 

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