Mar 15, 2013

Windows 8: Enabling Microsofts Hyper-V virtualization platform

If you are running a Microsoft Windows 8 Professional, you can use Microsofts virtualization platform Hyper-V. To get the management window you have to open
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Hyper-V Management Tools
and double click the icon:
If this icon (or the path) is not there, you have to enable Hyper-V:
Open your control panel and choose programs & features:
Then on the left side choose: activate Windows-features.
The following dialog should appear:
Choose Hyper-V
Ok - now some reboots and then the Hyper-V manager should be there and you can also start it via dosshell:
%windir%\system32\mmc.exe "%windir%\system32\virtmgmt.msc"
And you will get:

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