Creating Virtual Machine in Hyper-V

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

  1. Start Hyper-V Manager. Click Action –> New –> Virtual Machine.

    Action --> New --> Virtual Machine
    Action –> New –> Virtual Machine
  2. Click Next button. Then give your Virtual Machine a meaningful name. (Eg. Windows 8 Test)
    Give it a meaningful name
    Give it a meaningful name

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Installing Hyper-V on Windows 8

Have a Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise? Have a powerful hardware? Then you might be delighted to know that your PC is able to virtualize at no cost! But first you will need to install Hyper-V on your workstation.

Do take note that you will need a SLAT capable CPU to use Hyper-V. To check out if you have a SLAT capable CPU, check out this blog post.

How to install Hyper-V on Windows 8?

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How to Check for SLAT Capable CPU

As you might have known SLAT (Second Level Address Translation) is required for Hyper-V virtualization, but how do you check if your CPU is SLAT capable?

If you are using Windows, it is fairly easy to check. Check out the steps:

  1. Go to My Computer, right click, select Properties.
  2. Check out System –> Processor. Take note of the processor that you have.
    System Information
    How it looks like

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