How to Install Hyper-V in Windows 10

How to Install Hyper-V in Windows 10

Although Hyper-V is built on Windows 10, you must enable Hyper-V to use it. To do this, first enter the “Hyper -V” into the Search box on the Start Menu and press Enter to open the Turn Windows features on or off. Alternatively, open the Run command prompt, then type “optionalfeatures.exe” into it and hit Enter.

At this point, the Windows Features window appears. Where you select Hyper-V and click OK.

Windows will apply the change and will require you to restart the system to complete the process. You should save all the activities and then click the Restart Now button.

Create a Virtual Machine on Hyper-V

Once the system boots up, Hyper-V will automatically be activated. To create a virtual machine, on the Search Start Menu, enter Hyper-V and press Enter. If you do not find the Start Menu, you can look for Hyper-V on the Control Panel and then under Administrative Tools.

The next step is to create a Virtual Network Switch so that the virtual machine you create can access the Internet. To do this, click on the Virtual Network Switch option under Actions .

Here you select the External option in the right pane and then click the Create Virtual Switch button.

Name your Virtual Switch and select the connection type External network and select the network card from the dropdown menu. Check “Allow management operating system to share this network adapter” and click OK to save changes.

On the screen you will see a warning window. Just click Yes to continue.

After completing the steps, you have created a virtual machine. To open the virtual machine, right-click your computer name under Hyper-V manager and select New => Virtual Machine.

The New Virtual Machine Wizard will appear on the screen, click Next to continue.

Name this for your virtual machine and click Next. If you want to save the virtual machine in a different location , you check “Store the virtual machine in a different location.”

If the guest operating system you want to install is 64-bit, select Generation 2. If you want to install another guest operating system, select Generation 1 and then click Next to continue.

On the next window, enter the amount of storage space that you want to provide to the guest operating system.

Next select the Virtual Network Switch you created earlier from the dropdown menu. If you do not select any network connections, you can still configure it after creating the virtual machine.

Select the default options and click Next. If you want you can resize the drive.

Check the  “Install an operating system from a bootable image file” button and select ISO using the Browse button .

Finally click Finish to complete the process.

On the main screen, right-click on the virtual machine that you created and select Connect.

Now you will see the virtual machine interface on the screen. Here you click the Power button icon to open the virtual machine.

Follow the on-screen instructions to install the guest operating system.