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    No hyper V future


    My os is windows 8 and I try to use vm but it couldn’t allow me. I try to enable my hyper v future but no hyper v future at all can somebody help me with this issue
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    Hyper-V Client is only available on Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise x64 Editions only.
    You might be using Windows 8/Windows 8 Single Language/Multi language.

    If you want to have Hyper-V, you can purchase the Windows 8 Pro Pack.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    MrShowdown is right!

    You'll also need to get a 64bit PRO one for the full Hyper-V feature set and be able to create VM's.
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    Thank you so much. you are right i do have window 8 not the pro.
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    Win 8.1 Pro


    You might try VMWare's VMPlayer (recommended over VirtualBox), or VirtualBox.
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    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Also, if you want Hyper-V on Windows 8, your CPU must have SLAT support and be 64bit. If you are not using Pro/Enterprise, I'd second Tepid's recommendation of looking at VMware or VirtualBox - they're not type-1 hypervisors, but they'll work.
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    Win 8.1 Pro


    Actually I found another reason not to use Hyper-V.... no USB Support.
    I am trying to work with VMWare Player now. I have used it in the past and have not been dissatisfied.
    It is better, more stable than VBox. However, if you just need a VM software, I do recommend VBox as you can find an application that will make it run as a portable software and carry your VM's on an external HDD. Which is awesome.

    But again, my first recommendation is VMWare Player.
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    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    USB support works fine if you RDP to the machine, but yes, the vmconnect application/viewer does not pass through - there's a reason for this, but suffice to say you would need to RDP to the machine to get USB (and audio) support.
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    Win 8.1 Pro


    bah, yes I know there is a reason for that. It's not a good one. VMWare gives you the choice and can be disabled.
    This is where I do get irritated by MS not providing useful utilities to those who require it, and forces us to go out and buy other software
    Which is fine by me, I am not 100% loyal to MS on everything they produce.

    VMWare, as an all around VM solution, is an excellent alternative to Hyper-V.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Actually I found another reason not to use Hyper-V.... no USB Support.
    I am trying to work with VMWare Player now. I have used it in the past and have not been dissatisfied.
    It is better, more stable than VBox.
    I agree about Player.

    However, if you just need a VM software, I do recommend VBox as you can find an application that will make it run as a portable software and carry your VM's on an external HDD. Which is awesome.
    The portable version works but with limited support.
    Say you need USB devices in the portable VM: then you still need admin access on the pc you're now for installing the necessary drivers and (signed) kernel modules. That's why it will mostly don't work on x64 and/or limited accounts.

    The normal version works well enough and is lighter compared to VMware Player. BUT VMware Player has better integration and works better in most cases, especially for beginner users.
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