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Turn ON Hyper-V Manager in Windows 8

By Arun Choudhary on July 05, 2012
This article describes how to turn ON or OFF Hyper-V Manager in Windows 8.
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Introduction

In this article we are explaining how to enable the Hyper-V Manager in Windows 8. Hyper-V is part of the desktop version of Windows. This tool is available in the Windows features dialog. In the Windows features dialog, you can enable Hyper-V Manager in Windows 8. Windows 8 provides new features for Hyper-V. Hyper-V is the virtualization of Windows. If you are running the 32 bit version of Windows then your processor does not support the virtualization hardware. 

Windows 8 provides the Hyper-V Manager for deploying the virtual server. It helps you manage multiple servers. Windows 8 provides the Microsoft Virtualization Manager. If you use the Hyper-V then you do not have to switch the Windows 8 server. Hyper-V is based on the Virtualization System for x86-64. Windows 8 Hyper-V provides the sleep or Hibernate option. So this option is not available in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Steps How to Enable Hyper-V Manager in Windows 8

Step 1: You move your mouse to the bottom-right and click on search as shown below:

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Step 2: In the search box, you can type the name "Control Panel" and click on the Control Panel.

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Step 3: In the Control Panel, you click the drop-down menu arrow in the category tab and select the "Large Icons".

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Step 4: In this step, you click on "Programs and Features".

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Step 5: You move the cursor to the bottom-left corner and click on "Turn Windows Features on or Off".

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Step 6: In this step, if you want to turn on Hyper-V then you click on check box. If you want to turn off Hyper-V features then you clear its check box. If you filled the check box, this means that only part of the features are on and click on OK Button.

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Step 7: In this step, you will see the processing window.

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Step 8: In this step, you will see the confirmation message that Hyper-V in Windows 8 has been enabled.

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Step 9: In this step, you will see the Hyper-V icons on Windows 8 Metro UI Screen.

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Arun Choudhary

Arun is very much interested in Microsoft & Life Style Accessory Design and Working with Microsoft Technologies. His expert areas are C# .NET, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, SQL Server, HTML, Window 7 etc....I have done MCA. Insp... Read more

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