Activate Hyper-V in Windows 8.1 to Manage a Virtualization Server

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Posted on Aug 4 2013 - 7:35pm by Shakila Nasreen

Windows 8.1 has brought a wide range of features and functions for the users of previous versions of Windows, but the users are still baffling because they can’t find some very important features they were using previously with older versions of Windows. Hyper-V is one of them and it is not activated by default in Windows 8.1.

The majority of the users is looking here and there to get Hyper-V activated in Windows 8.1. Since Hyper-V is not by default enabled in the advanced version of Windows by Microsoft, so you have to activate it by using the following instructions.

Precaution for the Users

Before going ahead, you need to make sure that your system is compatible with the Hardware Server-V that should be activated in BIOS.

Steps to Enable Hyper-V in Windows 8.1

Step 1: First, You need to click of the Start button on your desktop to move towards the Metro Apps section. Here you need to look for “Default Programs”. Once you find this app, click on it so you can launch it.

Default Programs App Windows 8.1Step 2: At the bottom of the new window you will find the option “Programs and Features” that should be selected to proceed further.

Default Programs Menu Windows 8.1Step 3: Now you will be in the menu of programs and features where in the left pane you will see the “Turn Windows Feature on or off” option. Click on it.

Programs and Features Menu Windows 8.1Step 4: A dialog box will appear on your screen. It contains Windows Features. You will also see the “Hyper-V option in the list. Mark the Hyper-V Management Tools and Hyper-V Platform options and click the option “OK” now.

Windows Features Option in Windows 8.1

Hyper-V Enabled in Windows 8.1Step 5: Now wait for a while as the system is looking for your requested files. Another update will appear on your screen that tells the system is applying changes now.

Windows Features for Hyper-V in Win 8.1

Update for Hyper-V App in Windows 8.1Step 6: Once the system completes the process, you need to click the “Close” option at the bottom of the screen.

Windows Feature process completeNow you need to move to the Metro Apps Section where you will find two new apps as it has been shown in the image below.

Hyper-V in Metro Apps Section Windows 8.1

Hyper-V Manager in Windows 8.1So guys! You have successfully activated Hyper-V feature in Windows 8.1 by following the above mentioned steps. Wasn’t it easy.

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