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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Windows 8 Hyper-V - how to give VM internet access?

I've got Windows 8 Pro on my home machine. I want to have a Windows 7 Professional VM running under Hyper-V, and I want the VM to have full internet access. My physical machine has a wireless network ...
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How do I install and use Windows Virtual PC in Windows 8?

I really liked the integrated Virtual Machine that Windows had built-in with Windows 7, known as the Windows Virtual PC. I'm looking to install that again. I'd like to be able to install multiple ...
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Ubuntu not connecting to network in Hyper-V

I am unable to connect the Ubuntu guest (both 12.10 and 12.04) to the internet via hyper-V. Here is what I have done so far (with much thanks due to @Kronos's blog post on the topic): Created a ...
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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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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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Hyper-V - wide screen resolutions?

I've created Windows 7 virtual machine on Windows 8 Hyper-V, but can find how to set resolution to anything widescreen (my monitor supports 1920x1200) to be able work fullscreen. Is it possible to get ...
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Move VHD to Hyper-V

I have a Windows 7 machine that can dual boot into Windows 2008 on a VHD file. I am now trying to move this VHD file to run as a Hyper-V image on Windows 2008. I copied the VHD file to the Windows ...
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Can Windows 8's Hyper-V use the full power of the host hardware?

There's DOSBox for really old games, and some games work fine in Windows 8, but for that era of games that ran on Windows 95/98/XP, we've been somewhat out of luck if the game needs to utilize a GPU. ...
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Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: 'hypervisor' driver not installed

I have a dual-boot system, Windows 7 on my C: drive and Server 2008 R2 on my K: drive. Two separate hard drives. I set up Hyper-V and everything was running great, building VMs left and right and ...
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Is there any advantage to having more than 16 GB RAM on a Windows developer machine?

Assuming a machine (Dual Quad Core Xeon (2.26 GHz) with 24 GB RAM) running Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V. How many VMs can I expect to run at the same time with good performance? Is this overkill? ...
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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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Is is possible to let a shutdown script execute before services get terminated?

I am currently trying to build a shutdown script for a windows server 2012 which will perform a planned failover to my replica server when the primary shuts down. My problem is that the shutdown ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 VM on Windows 8 Hyper-V - No Network Connectivity

I have been attempting to connect my Ubuntu 12.04 Virtual Machine to the internet. I have been searching and found some information but have not been successful so far. I have also tried Linux Mint ...
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Why do my Client Hyper-V connections keep dying?

I have Client Hyper-V on Win8, hosting a few VMs like ubuntu, a clean windows build-machine, etc. My VMs are connected to an external virtual-switch (shared with the management OS), and that works ...
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Poor gaming performance with hyper-v installed in windows 8

I am getting very poor gaming performance on my Windows 8 host OS with Hyper-V installed but no guest machines running. For example World of Tanks reports 60-70 FPS without Hyper-V installed and 4-14 ...
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Cannot install Hyper-V platform on Windows 8.1 Pro

I have a problem related to installing Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro x64. I decided to experiment with some Windows Phone 8 programming. In order to install the simulator I need to have Hyper-V platform ...
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Does Windows 7 Support Hyper-V?

Now that Windows 7 Enterprise is available for VLK Users to download, I would like to check it out. The only thing holding me back is that I am an application developer (currently developing on a ...
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Can't uninstall VMware player 5.0 from computer with Hyper-V

I had installed VMware player on my computer. Later I installed Hyper-V on my computer. Now, when I try to uninstall VMware player, I get this message: Can anybody provide a way to remove VMware ...
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How do I convert an .img file to vhd?

I have an image file (linux based image) and want to convert it to VHD so that it can be used to create hyper-V VMs. I used "qemu-img convert" to convert raw to vpc format, but vpc doesnt work for ...
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Hyper-V vs. Windows Virtual PC

When trying out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I installed Hyper-V. It looked like just another Windows Virtual PC. Could someone explain how it is different? Is there a performance difference? Any ...
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Move Windows 7 XP Mode to Windows 8?

I use Window 7 XP Mode for my legacy applications (and also to sandbox iTunes) I understand Windows 8 uses Hyper-V instead. I'd prefer to migrate my old machine than build a new one. How do I move ...
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Can't install Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise:Stuck in installation loop

Basically after I add the role in the server manager and restart for the first time, the progress bar fills and after that I'm informed that installation failed and that computer is reverting the ...
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Windows 8 Hyper-V fails to boot Windows XP ISO

So I recently installed Windows 8 Professional on my computer and today I enabled Hyper-V with the intention of creating a Windows XP virtual machine. I created the virtual machine with standard ...
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Connect iPad to itunes running under Hyper-V under Windows 8

Under Windows 7 I ran iTunes in XP Mode which was great. I plugged in my iPad (1st generation) and Windows XP picked it up and synced with iTunes. Now I have upgraded to Windows 8, and I knew that ...
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How to hide from a program that it is running on a virtual machine?

Some software contains tests to see if they are running on a virtual machine. It's very unpleasant to see alert messages such as "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine." and have ...
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Cannot create external switch on Hyper-V

I am getting the following error when creating an external switch on Hyper-V: I am running Windows 8.1 x64. My switch settings are as follows: Event viewer gives me the following errors in ...
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VMware Printing vs Hyper-V Printing

In VMware once you connect to your virtual machine, you can access the printers from your host machine. This is a very nice feature, you don't have to setup the printer for your virtual machine. I was ...
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How do you enable multi-core virtualization in Windows 8 Pro?

I've just got a new Dell Vostro 470 with a quad core (8 threads) i7 3770 and I'm trying to run virtual machines on it, which works fine, except if I want to assign multiple cores to a VM. I've checked ...
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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 Phone 8 emulator hyper-v setting in BIOS

I installed Windows Phone 8 SDK, and tried setting up the emulator. But it complained about my system's virtualization setting is not enabled. I have installed Hyper-V from the "Add Programs and ...
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Windows 7 boot manager

I have Windows 7 installed as my main operating system on my machine and recently installed Hyper V Server on a separate hard disk. Now I have realised that I don't use Hyper V as much as I thought I ...
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Can't run Hyper-V after changing to SSD

I swapped out my HDD for a Samsung 840 EVO SSD, and migrated my OS using Samsung's Data Migration Program. I had Visual Studio 2013 installed with the Windows Phone SDK 8.0, and I was able to run all ...
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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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Migrating Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V machines to Windows 8 Hyper-V

I was using Windows Server 2008 R2 as my developer machine, hosting my Hyper-V virtual machines. I am now switching over to Windows 8 to run Hyper-V in a client OS, which is my use case anyway. Are ...
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Replace Hyper-V Virtual Disk

Some updates crashed my hyper-v virtual machine. The good news is I created a copy of the vhd file yesterday, will have to reinstall programs, but at least I won't have to start all over. I deleted ...
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Hyper-V not working on Windows 8

I'm unable to start a virtual machine on my newly installed instance of Hyper-V on Windows 8. Here is the error message I'm getting: I've tried: Re-installing Hyper-V Restarting the Hyper-V ...
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Why does my Windows 8 Pro Hyper-V guest have no internet?

Trying to get this working on my Windows 8 Pro machine. I created an External Switch Assigned the newly available adapter to a Guest machine with Win 2008 os. My host has internet connection. Host ...
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virtual machine with dedicated GPU - is it possible? Private GPU Cloud

This is also referred to as cloud GPU. I want to build a VM host (VMware or windows - or other?) that will have 8 GPU's on it, and the VM clients will be able to use the GPU's as needed. It can ...
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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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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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Hyper-V Network Adapter

I have a setup a Hyper-V VM on my server. I have the NIC setup in Hyper-V manager. I also have the my VM settings pointing to my NIC. I can't access the Internet. Here is a picture of my Hyper-V ...
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Windows in a VM with 3D Graphics card

What I want I want to run Windows 8.1 in a VM (on Hyper-V) with rich, 3D graphics (Direct3D) - using the host's graphics card. I.e. I want to use RemoteFX with vGPU for this VM. My problem ...
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Uninstalling HyperV from Windows 8

Let me be the first to say that I love that my copy of Win8 Pro comes automatically installed with HyperV. Unfortunately, I use Workstation instead and have been unable to figure out how to uninstall ...
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Can I boot up into an existing virtual machine?

The situation: as a freelance developer, I need to work in a similar development environment to the other people on the project. Because the dev environment has so many dependencies and 3rd party ...
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How can I tell if Windows thinks a HDD is removable without a GUI?

I need to determine if Windows thinks that my SATA hard drives are "removable" or not. The problem is, its on a Hyper-V system, and I don't have access to the Disk Management GUI application. ...
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Can I run Mac OS X as a Hyper-V Virtual Machine?

I would like to know if it is possible, (not from a legality standpoint, but from a technical standpoint), to run Mac OS X on a Hyper-V VM. This would make testing so much easier as I would not have ...
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How can we determine who, if anyone, is logged into a Windows Server 2008 server?

We are running multiple (currently four) virtual Windows Server 2008 servers. In order to shut down those servers from a central point, we would like to know if all remote sessions to those machines ...
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How can I find out if my computer is able to run Client Hyper-V in Windows 8?

I want to try Client Hyper-V out in Windows 8. How do I find out if my computer is capable of running it?
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Are there any limitations of Hyper-V inside Windows 8 client compared to Windows Server 2012?

As the title says - are there any limitations (hardware, software or licensing) of Hyper-V as found in Windows 8 client OS compared to this feature in Windows Server 2012?
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Hyper-V “Mouse input not captured”

I've installed hyper-v on windows 8, downloaded and added virtual machine from ms site "Windows 7 IE 8". But I can't use mouse, see message in bottom of window "Mouse input not captured". ...