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 HyperV(Workstation will not install with HyperV installed).

Is it possible to uninstall this from Windows 8?

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try launching:

appwiz.cpl and then going to add / remove feature. Search for it there.

Bring up the Run box, command prompt, or Start Search and type "appwiz.cpl" without the quotes.

Once the Add / Remove programs dialog opens, click Add / Remove features on the left.

Find the Hyper-V add-in and un-check it.

In fact, a quick search confirms this should work.

  • Hmm, based on the error I was receiving I was under the impression that it would need to be uninstalled, not just disabled. That did the trick though, thanks!
    – SQLSavant
    Jun 12, 2013 at 1:36
  • @cloyd800 The process is essentially the same, but instead of checking the box for the Hyper-V add-in you un-check it. That will uninstall it Jun 12, 2013 at 1:39
  • Found this answer today and I see that I had already upvoted it. Apparently this feature was enabled again after the upgrade to Windows 10. May 2, 2016 at 19:11

Removing the feature from the control panel menu didn't work for me. However the following command did. It needs to be run from an admin command prompt.

Dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V
  • Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool Version: 6.3.9600.17031 Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031 Error: 0x800f080c Feature name Microsoft-Hyper-V is unknown. A Windows feature name was not recognized. Use the /Get-Features option to find the name of the feature in the image and tr y the command again. The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log
    – Xitcod13
    May 7, 2015 at 8:03
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    For Windows 7, use Dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:VirtualPC
    – furman87
    Aug 6, 2015 at 19:48

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