Today I would like to share with you on how to create a Virtual Machine from Hyper-V. If you have yet to have Hyper-V installed, check out my previous blog posts on how to check if your processor is SLAT capable and how to install Hyper-V on your Windows 8 machine.
Once you have installed Hyper-V and configured virtual switches, you may proceed to create a new virtual machine.
Creating a New Virtual Machine
- Start Hyper-V Manager. Click Action –> New –> Virtual Machine.
- Click Next button. Then give your Virtual Machine a meaningful name. (Eg. Windows 8 Test)
- Set your desired allocation of startup RAM. Default is set to 512 MB but you would like to allocate more to allow the VM to run faster. Ticking Dynamic Memory will allow RAM to be swappable across VMs and will reduce host memory usage. Click Next button.
- If you followed my previous tutorial about installing Hyper-V, you may realize that virtual switch is configured ahead. Therefore, in this step, you just need to select the connection. If you have yet to configure, check out step 7 and 8 of the tutorial. Click Next button.
- Now three options are displayed as of below. For the purpose of this tutorial, click Create a virtual hard disk, give it a meaningful name and set the size of the disk. Remember to allocate ample amount of disk space. Click Next button.
- You may choose to install operating system now or later. As of now, click Next button, followed by finish.
You have successfully created a new Virtual Machine!