Hyper-V on Windows 8 (Pro or Enterprise)

Looking for a hypervisor on Windows 8? Look no further. If your Windows 8 is Pro or Enterprise Hyper-V is available as a feature, and can be enabled easily as long as your system complies with there requirements:

  • Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise (64-bit Operating System)
  • Minimum of 4GB of RAM
  • Hardware Assisted Virtualization (HAV) – (This may appear as Intel VT)
  • Dynamic Execution Prevention or No Execute (DEP/NX)
  • Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)


Open Windows Features to check if Hyper-V is enabled:



To enable the Hyper-V feature check the box and press OK:




When the Hyper-V feature is enabled your computer needs to be restarted:



After restart Hyper-V will appear on your Start Screen:



Hyper-V on your Windows 8 can be managed using Hyper-V Manager as any Hyper-V running on a Windows Server:


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Henrik Damgaard

Henrik Damgaard

Hi I’m Henrik and I write this blog based on useful topics I find interesting – mostly covering some of my technical interests : System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), BizTalk, Windows Server, PowerShell, SQL server, Internet Information Services, PHP and .NET I am currently holding a position as System Administrator with focus on Microsoft server products.

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