Microsoft Windows 11 comes with support for Hyper-V, a special technology that helps the system create and manage virtual machines within it.
Microsoft introduced Hyper-V last year for Windows 10 devices, so Windows 11 got the technology as well.
And you can use Hyper-V technology with Windows 11 Pro systems only, as the feature is not available for Windows 11 Home systems.
What is the Hyper-V feature in Windows 11?
This feature first appeared in Windows server systems, and this feature allows virtual machines installed within Windows to run separately in a completely separate environment, in order to protect the platform from damage and experiences that occur within virtual machines.
You can install more than one virtual machine via Hyper-V technology in Windows 11 systems, but your hardware hardware must be suitable to run more than one virtual machine together within the system.
You need a tech-enabled central processor to be able to use it across your device, as well as a minimum of 2GB of memory.
You can check whether your device supports this technology or not by clicking the right mouse button on the desktop, and then going to the task manager.
After that, click on the Performance tab, and look for the status of virtual machines Virtualization If you find it enabled, your device is able to turn it on.
If the device is not able to run it, you need to check your computer specifications and motherboard specifications to make sure they are supported.
Activate Hyper-V Technology in Windows 11
There is more than one way to activate Hyper-V technology in Windows 11, but the best way to activate the technology is through the PowerShell interface.
You can activate it by following these steps:
- Go to the search menu in the Start bar, and then search for Powershell.
- After that, run the interface and give it administrator privileges
- Then type the following command:
DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /All /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V
And when it’s done working, you find that a technology has been activated, and you can restart the device to make sure it’s working properly.
Install and use the virtual machine
You must install the virtual machine, specify its specifications, and then install the operating system you wish to use.
You can do this by heading to the Hyper-V manager app by searching for it in the Start menu, and when you get there you can start preparing the specifications.
You need to click on Create New Virtual Device via the list of functions at the top of the application, and then start choosing your device specifications.
And you find the first choice is the device generation, where the technology provides two generations for use, and you can use the first generation for old or multiple systems, and the second generation is suitable for newer systems that support 64-bit technology and need higher hardware specifications.
You must then decide how much RAM the virtual machine can access from the available memory on your device.
The larger the amount of RAM, the faster and more user-friendly the default operating system will be. But you should not make the default system RAM take up most of your device’s memory, so that the platform does not become slow.
And you can make the memory of the virtual machine volatile automatically, as the system takes the memory it needs to perform various operations.
Then you need to connect the hard disk of your virtual machine, and you can choose the location and space of the virtual hard disk.
This means choosing where your virtual hard drive files are stored on your primary hard drive.
You will then find a set of additional options to improve the performance of the virtual machine, such as the processor power assigned to it and the type of Internet connection.
When you have finished preparing the hardware of the virtual machine, you need to turn it on and install the operating system you want to use it with.
You can do this via the functions menu in the virtual device manager app, and of course you need an external disk to install the system.
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