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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“Create Unit Tests…” Function Not Available Or Disabled

If you followed my two blog posts previously (Create Unit Tests Workaround and Solution), you may found out at some point of time, the function of “Create Unit Tests” wizard is disabled on your next attempt to launch the Create Unit Tests wizard.

The following issues were encountered:

  1. When you used Keyboard Shortcut workaround, the Create Unit Tests Wizard does not appear.
  2. You may receive the following error while using the Command Window workaround:
    Command "EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.CreateUnitTests" is not available.

    Command "EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.CreateUnitTests" is not available.
    Command “EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.CreateUnitTests” is not available.
  3.  Right-Click “Create Unit Tests…” menu is disabled or grayed out when you use either solutions.

    "Create Unit Tests..." menu disabled
    “Create Unit Tests…” menu disabled

This is a known issue and the below solution will solve the problem.


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