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How To Install Hyper V on Windows 10

Hyper V you need 64 bit version of either of Windows 10 professional or enterprise. 
By Sudarshan Yerunkar |  | Posted on 21st Februar 2021 | 🛍 Support me with your Amazon purchases:
How To Install Hyper V on Windows 10

Hey Everyone Today we are going to see how you can set up your very own virtual machine on Windows 10. We're going to use something called Hyper V to do that, but first lets understand what is a Virtual Machine.

Virtual machine is kind of like having a computer but instead of being a physical computer it's another virtual computer. On Virtual computer we can install whatever operating system we want. We can install another copy of Windows 10, install Mac OS or even Linux. We can install whatever applications on that new virtual machine and even open whatever files we want. I did a blog a on the windows sandbox and if you go through that would probably sound very similar. With the windows sandbox that's a very lightweight virtual machine, so you could launch another copy of Windows 10. You can install as you could open up files and once you close it down that virtual machine everything you did goes away, none of those apps or files persist if let's say you open the sandbox again but with Hyper V, it's kind of like the sandbox, but it offers a lot more functionality if you install apps or if you open files those persists between your different sessions, you have access to a lot more settings like you can decide how much memory or CPU you want to allocate to your virtual machine so it has quite a bit of functionality.

First off, check your system to make sure your system requirements are sufficient to run hyper V, and then we're going to look at how you can enable hyper V, and then we'll set up our very first virtual machine.

On Windows 10 PC and first off let's check to make sure that your computer qualifies for running Hyper V. To do that, go down to the taskbar and within the search field type in system information, next click on the best match and this opens up system information and you can see all sorts of information about your computer. Now there are two things here that we're interested in at the very top you need to check the OS name that you have to be able to run Hyper V you need 64 bit version of either  of Windows 10 professional or enterprise. If you have a relatively new computer you'll likely qualify. There is one more thing you need in place but we won't be able to check that here, you also need to make sure that within your BIOS if you have enabled virtualization.

With al that done we are finally ready to turn on Hyper V on Windows 10, to do that let's go down to the taskbar and within the search field type in turn Windows features on or off, click on the best match which opens up a prompt with Windows features and there are a ton of different windows features here and surprisingly, if you look many of these are turned off by default, if you're wondering why that is well, it's probably functionality that very few people use but it doesn't make sense to turn on for everyone. So, in the initial view right near the top will see an option for hyper V and by default it's turned off, click into checkbox and check it also earlier in this post i mentioned that there is a lightweight virtual machine called the sandbox, If we scroll all the way down this list you can enable that as well If you want to play around with it, now that we have all of the appropriate checkboxes checked, let's click on OK and If this is your first time doing it, you'll likely also have to reboot your computer. So go through the reboot.

Now that you've rebooted your machine, you're just about ready to create our very first virtual machine., once again down on the taskbar into the search field and then type in Hyper V Manager and click on the best match. This drops us into the hyper V Manager and we're going to use Hyper V interface to manage all of our virtual machines over on the left-hand side you will see all of the different servers we will install and one of them right you should look familiar that's your computer name. You can set up a virtual machine on your computer, but here if we click on Hyper V Manager, we can also connect to another server and another server is basically just another computer that's running virtual machines, and what's neat is that you can manage virtual machines on both your computer or even on other computers or what's referred to here as The server.

So, to create a virtual machine on our computer on the left-hand side, click on your computer name and you'll see that the screen right has changed with whole bunch of different screens and panels in the center and on the right-hand side you also see all of these different actions. By far the easiest way to set up a virtual machine is to click on quick create this opens up a prompt where we can specify all of the details of our virtual machine over on the left-hand side you can select the operating system that you want to install, down below you could install another instance of Windows 10 or it could even be a Linux Ubuntu. when you select Ubuntu version select on the right-hand side if you scroll down you can see how large the download sizes so first. I'll have to download the file before I can install it onto my virtual machine. There's also a drop down right here with some additional options. When I click into this, I can give my virtual machine a name, you could also select my network switch here you can just go with the default. Now you're ready to set up our virtual machine. Next click on create virtual machine. This will start off these setup process. If you haven't downloaded the OS yet, you'll have to go through the download process, but once you've done that, it'll start off your new virtual machine. You have now successfully created your virtual machine.

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