Thursday, September 13, 2012

Windows 8 Feature: Client Hyper-V

Client Hyper-V is the same computer virtualization technology that was previously available in Windows Server. In Windows 8 Pro, the technology is now built into the non-server version of Windows, often called the “desktop” version because it does not run on server-class hardware. Client Hyper-V provides the same virtualization capabilities as Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012. A similar functionality in Windows 7 is called Windows XP Mode. 

So basically, it's the replacement of Microsoft VPC and Windows VPC. All I can say is, this virtualization program from Microsoft is a powerful tool!

Hardware Requirements
1. Hyper-V supports the creation of both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems in virtual machines.

2.  4 GB of RAM is required. The RAM on your computer running Client Hyper-V is allocated and deallocated dynamically as required by the virtual machines. You can run several virtual machines on a computer running Client Hyper-V (also called a “host”) that has the minimum 4 GB of RAM, but you will need additional RAM for 5 or more virtual machines, depending on the RAM requirements for each virtual machine.

Software Requirements

1.  To use Client Hyper-V, you must first enable the feature.

How to Enable the Client Hyper-V in your Windows 8 PC?

  1. On the Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.
  2. Click Turn Windows features on or off.
  3. Click Hyper-V, click OK, and then click Close.
  4. The system will install the Hyper-V Client on your PC, you'll notice that Hyper-V Manager & Virtual Machine Manager will appear in your Windows 8 Welcome Screen.

Congratulations! You're done installing Hyper-V Client on your Windows 8 PC! Enjoy!

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