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How to virtualize on Windows using Hyper-V

Virtualize on Windows with Hyper-VToday gives the virtualization of operating systems within a host system It is something that takes a lot, and is that the range of features and possibilities offered by having an emulated machine with another operating system is very wide. The field of virtualization is so wide, that in Root we have our own category related to this theme

Thanks to virtualization systems we can for example simulate an android device on our own computer, another option is that of simulate a Linux system within a Windows computer, etc. All this can be achieved through the use of software intended for this, such as the use of Virtualbox from the Oracle company, or through the use of host operating system features that take advantage of the virtualization systems of the new processors, as is the case with Windows with the new feature that is introduced in its new systems: Hyper-V.

What does Hyper-V consist of and how is it activated?

Hyper-V is a completely new technology at the client systems level, but it was already widely used on server systems since it was officially introduced in revision 2 of its Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. The main requirement to use Hyper-V is to have a 64-bit microprocessor that allows virtualization, Intel's new family of processors is fully compatible with this technology. In s it is a virtual machine manager, with the peculiarity that it is integrated with the operating system and it doesn't work as a simple application anymore but which works as an independent service, taking better advantage of the hardware and system resources.

To activate this feature, all we have to do is activate from Control Panel> Programs> Enable or disable Windows features The feature called Hyper-V along with all the processes that depend on it, clicking and activating Hyper-V will be enough since it activates the others automatically.

Administration Window

All virtual machines are managed from the window Hyper-V AdministrationIn this window we will observe the machines that are running, the options of each virtual machine, and the general options that the program allows us.

Among the available actions we can find the possibility of create a new virtual machine, import an existing virtual machine on another computer, export a virtual machine that we already have to another machine, clone a virtual machine, etc..
Hyper-V virtual machine administrator


If you have already worked with other virtualization applications such as VMWare or VirtualBox, it will not be difficult for you to learn to manage machines with Hyper-V, it is a very simple system that If you have a Windows 8 system I encourage you to try to compare with other tools and see the advantages of working at the system service level and not as an application.

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