Hyper-V is the newest Microsoft's solution to computer virtualization. It comes with Windows Server 2008 R2 and will be embbeded on Windows 8 Server.

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Converting offline Windows 8 to VHD for Hyper-V (p2v)

here's my current config: I have an offline SSD with a single ~240Gb partition that was running in my old laptop. I no longer have access to the laptop. I have a new eSata enclosure and would like ...
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Can I remote manage a Hyper-V Server that's running on Windows 8?

I have a Hyper-V Server running on a Windows 8 machine (machine A). I have another Windows 8 laptop (machine B) that has Hyper-V Management GUI installed . Now when I connect Hyper-V Server from ...
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Ubuntu on Hyper-V vs Virtualbox

I currently run Lubuntu inside Virtualbox on top of OSX (an iMac). For my purposes (Linux software development), this works fine. Recently, I have been considering getting a Win8 Pro box. If I want ...
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How do I get my Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V VM hosted on Win 8 to use Integration Services?

I'm unable to get my Server 2012 Hyper-V VM to work seamlessly in Win 8. I have a Windows 7 VM that integrates nicely with the host OS. The mouse works as I would expect and I'm able to connect to ...
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Why is my virtual machine's screen resolution so small?

I just started using Hyper-V, which comes with windows 8. I created a VM with windows 7. It works fine, even if a bit slow, but I can't get the screen resolution higher than 1152 by 768 even though ...
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Error 80004005 when trying to uninstall Hyper-V on Windows 8 [closed]

So I'm pretty sure that there's no easy answer to this one but I'll give it a shot anyways. I installed Hyper-V the other day and now that I'm trying to use it, the MMC snap-in won't even load. So I ...
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Create local network with Virtual Machine on remote Hyper-V Server

I try to describe situation as well as I can. I have a dedicated server on http://www.hetzner.de/ I've installed there Windows Server 2012 set up Hyper-V role created new virtual machine with ...
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How to config VS 2012 IIS-express to listen requests from an OS installed on Microsoft Hyper-V?

I'm not sure if I should ask this question here or not. However... I'm using Windows 8 with VS 2012 and IIS-express 8 that is installed via VS. I mean when I was installing VS, it installed IIS and ...
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I have overwrited Win 7 OS by installing Hyper-V Server, how do I restore my PC to Win 7 again?

I was trying to install Hyper-V Server 2008 on my PC which already had installed Win 7 and what happend is that I have somehow overwrited Win 7 and now when I turn on my PC, Hyper-V Server 2008 starts ...
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Using Linux workstations to remote into Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Windows 7 VM

I am trying to help out a very small business with a cost effective solution, but where users have to remote into their Windows 7 VM to do work so they do not save anything on the local Linux physical ...
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Windows 8 Hyper-V Guest VM Internet Access

I'm running Windows 8 Pro, and I've enabled Hyper-V in order to run a few Windows virtual machines on my workstation. For the guest VMs, I'd like them to be able to have access to network resources ...
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Backing up Windows 8 Client Hyper-V Machine(s)?

I'm running at least one VM using Hyper-V in Windows 8 Pro, and I'd like to back it up while it's still running. Windows Server 2012 handles this great with the built-in "Windows Server Backup" ...
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Why “Hyper-V Platform” feature is disabled?

I tried to enable Hyper-v feature in Windows 8 Pro, but "Hyper-V Platform feature is Disabled" ... I get this message: hyper-v cannot be installed the processor does not have required ...
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Virtualise my Reliance 3G dongle under Hyper-V

I mostly connect to the Internet with a Reliance 3G dongle with these specifications: This is how it looks in network adapters when connected. The problem: I want to virtualise this in Hyper-V ...
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Assign processors to Hyper V host machine optimally [closed]

We have a Intel Core i7-3632QM CPU (4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 Symbols in device manager) on a host machine with Windows 8. We have a single Hyper V virtual machine with Windows Server 2012. How do we ...
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How to connect guest Ubuntu 12.10 server in Hyper-V to my network on the host machine?

I'm using Windows 8 Pro with Hyper-V 6.2 I successfully installed Ubuntu 12.10 server into the Hyper-V, but until now way I'm not able to connect it to my network. I created internal and external ...
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SQL Server Continues to Swap RAM After Using a Virtual Machine

I have a dev computer running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, with 8GB of RAM. As I write code and use the database, SQL Server will use more-and-more RAM (which ...
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Hyper-V Virtualisation Disabled in Firmware

I'm on windows 8 and i've been trying to use hyper-v to set-up a virtual machine. When I go into the "Turn Windows Features On or Off" the box to select Hyper-V platform, it is grayed out and when I ...
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Windows 8, Hyper-V, Wireless and Remote Desktop

I've got a Win8 Pro machine and I've got Hyper-V set up with a Win7 VM. The Win8 host has a wireless NIC and I didn't have difficulty getting the VM to have internet access using an external Virtual ...
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Cannot install Hyper-V on Windows 8

I can't start a VM (any) on my Win 8 laptop. I tried re-installation of hyper-v with no success (uninstalled Hyper-V and checked with VMWare Player and it works, so it's not a hardware issue, I ...
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Hard disk of a Virtual XP/Ubuntu under Hyper-V wont reduce its size even when i delete or empty Recycle Bin files?

i am running Hyper-V on Windows 8, with few Virtual machines like XP,Ubuntu, etc.. i have set hard drive to be on demand, so it's starting small. Now i have downloaded few files on my Virtual XP, i ...
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cannot start virtual machine windows 8 hyper-v laptop i5

I recently bought an Asus laptop equipped with i5-3317u 1.70GHz and Windows 8. Upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and added the hyper-v feature. Creating a VM goes OK but trying to start it, it fails with a ...
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Hyper-V - RDP into guest that is VPN'ed into inaccesible network (or set custom resolution in VM Connection)

I have a local Win8 Hyper-V guest running XP that I use to VPN into a network that is completely isolated from the internet. The guest and the host share the same network adapter through a "external ...
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VPN Connection don't have access to remote access to VM's

my problem is: Within the LAN have remote access virtual machines, including the VM's (xx1.11 and xx1.26). Working through vpn in remote location, have access to the entire LAN, have remote access to ...
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Hyper-V featuers missing, moving from virtual pc

I use an instance of xp in virtual pc for some development tasks (old vb6 stuff etc). Now I'm in win 8 and setup hyper-v for this, and booted up my old vhd's in it. I've noticed right off that ...
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Can't start the Windows Phone Emulator

When I try run/debug an app in the emulator I get this error: And in Visual Studio's Error List console it simply says: 0x80131500 I haven't worked on this project for about a week, but it was ...
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Windows 8 Hyper-V Client Backup Solution

I am planning to create a server environment consisting of 1 hardware pc running Windows 8. On that Windows 8 machine I run 2 VM server one running linux the other is running windows 7. Is there a ...
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Enabling SLAT & correct Can't Start Windows Phone Emulator error

When I run Windows Phone 8 emulator first time this error is shown Can't Start Windows Phone Emulator My system is a Lenovo, with an Intel Core i5-3470s running on Win 8 Enterprise. SLAT ...
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Windows on a virtual disk, apps on a differencing one

I'm new to hyper-v, and I'm wondering how to do the following : I'd like to have an image of fresh install of windows, and create a 'differencing' disk with some apps. Can I then modify the parent ...
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Hyper-V and BIOS Virtualization enabled cause Windows 8 to hang on boot

When I enable both Hyper-V and hardware virtualization in BIOS, Windows 8 hangs after POSTing. It sits at the Windows logo indefinitely, but disabling either Virtualization in the BIOS or Hyper-V in ...
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1.90 GHz dualcore with Turbo Boost up to 3 GHz - good enough to run VMs? [closed]

http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-duo/svd1121z9e Core i7-3517U 1.90-3.00 GHz dualcore, 8gb RAM, 256Gb SSD I'm about to buy the above laptop as a demo machine as I need to demo on client site, but I ...
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Cannot access internet on host computer when adapter is bridged for a virtual machine

I am running a Windows Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 8. To connect the guest machine to the internet, I create a virtual switch using the Hyper-V Virtual Switch Manager. I tell it to use my ...
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Windows 8: cannot set default gateway anymore (with hyper-v setup) for vEthernet

I set up Hyper-V some time ago. Recently, on the host, the network has stopped working, even though on the guest it is still working (both using static network settings over LAN). After checking the ...
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Convenient way to enable/disable Hyper-V in Windows 8

I really like the Hyper-V support in Windows 8, however, there are some situations in which I need to disable Hyper-V in order to run some apps which don't like to be executed even in the root ...
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Export and then Import VMs on Windows 8, missing config file

I have a VM that was exported from Server 2008. It uses the .VHD format, not .VHDX . The exported folder has a config.xml file in the root. I have imported this VM in Win8 just fine, tweaked it and ...
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Preferred virtual domain / network setup for development lab [closed]

Given the following requirements: 1 - a virtual dev domain 2 - all VMs can access to the Internet (e.g. for Windows Update) 3 - other physical hosts cannot access the virtual network What is the ...
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Share directory on Windows Hyper-V Host with Ubuntu VM

Just installed Hyper-V on Windows 8 and Guest OS Ubuntu 12.04. Coming from VirtualBox, I am looking for best method for sharing a Directory on Host/Windows with Guest Ubuntu. I read this: ...
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Windows 8 Pro Hyper-V Manager network connection

Need to create a VM instance of Ubuntu 12 hosted on Windows 8 Pro. Discovered Hyper-V. Got it installed like a charm with OS booting up real nice. However, for the life of me and at least two hours ...
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Windows 8 Hyper-V network not working on host

I have carefully followed the instructions in the first answer, but I still can't get the network adapter to be shared with the host operating system. My symptoms appear to be identical to this ...
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Windows 8 does not recognize DVD drive

I have recently installed Windows 8 Enterprise edition on my Lenovo Z580 laptop. After I have mounted an ISO image to install Visual Studio 2012 by Hyper-V, my DVD-drive disappeared. I unmounted and ...
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Hyper-V won't enable in Windows 8 Pro: “Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware”

The checkbox to install Hyper-V in Windows 8 Pro is disabled. Hovering over it reveals the message, Hyper-V cannot be installed: Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware. There is a ...
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Time synchronisation with Ubuntu guest and Hyper-V Client (Windows 8)

I have Ubuntu Server installed (quantal, 12.10, 32-bit), as a VM guest using Hyper-V with Windows 8. Note I am using this on my laptop. When I re-open my laptop, the time is no longer synchronised ...
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No network connection on Host or Guest simultaneously with Client Hyper-V + Windows 8

I create a virtual switch from the Hyper-V manager, then I set it as the Network adapter in the VM's settings. In subsequent attempts, this happens: The VM gets access to the internet, but the ...
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Can a type 1 hypervisor guest OS flash the BIOS?

Type 1 hypervisors run on bare metal, and motherboard vendors provide software that allows bios to be flashed from a running OS. Can I flash a motherboard bios from within a running guest OS if ...
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Windows 8 Pro with hyper-v no network connectivity after reboot

I have Windows 8 Pro workstation with Hyper-V installed and configured one virtual switch as "External", as on attached screenshot. My problem is, every time computer reboots, network does not ...
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How can I configure my Server 2012 Hyper-V lab setup with NAT?

I am attempting to create a lab using Windows Server 2012 (GUI) with Hyper-V on my laptop. I am trying to figure out how to create an "Internal" network with NAT through the adapter on the physical ...
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Advice on webserver / database server setup

I have a home server (HP ProLiant N36L link with 8Gb of RAM), running Windows Server 2012 that I want to use as a home web server. Is it worth settings up VM's in Hyper-V for virtual DB servers and ...
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Can I run Ubuntu directly under Windows 8?

Text below is extract from the article, Windows 8 Tip: Virtualize with Hyper-V. Better still, Windows Virtual PC offered a feature called XP Mode, free for users of Windows 7 Professional, ...
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VMWare Player is not working after installing Hyper-V on windows 8 Pro

I was using BB10 simulator on windows 8 but last night I installed windows Phone 8 development environment and it also installed Hyper-V (or activated it). Now I am unable to run BB10 simulator in ...
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Simple vLAN setup

I have a basic lab environment set up to try and get 2 vLANs working in hyper-v. I have the following equipment 1 hyper-v server 1 Desktop PC 1 Managed Switch (d-link DES-3052P) 1 cheap router ...