Windows is an amazing operating system for your computer with huge features. Even those who have been using Windows for years are unaware of the many features they can explore and experience. Among these, one of these features allows users to run multiple operating systems on the same desktop/computer. Hyper-V is a Microsoft Windows hardware virtualization product that allows users to create virtual hard disks, switches, and various other virtual devices that can be added to virtual machines.
Hyper-V can be used for a number of reasons such as running software that requires an older version of Windows or a non-Windows operating system. It also enables users, especially software developers and engineers, to test software on different operating systems. One can run multiple operating systems at the same time by using multiple virtual machines on a single workstation or computer.
Although Hyper-V is available on Windows 10 Pro edition and can be turned on and off easily. In Windows 11 Home, it is necessary to do it manually.
Below are the steps on your desktop or laptop computer to enable Hyper-V for Home editions of Windows 11.
Step 1 – Open Notepad on your system.Step 2 – Next, copy the code below and paste it into Notepad.pushd “%~dp0″dir /b %SystemRoot%servicingPackages *Hyper-V*.mum > hyper-v.txtfor /f %%i in (‘findstr /i . hyper-v.txt 2^>nul’) do dism /online /norestart /add-package:”%SystemRoot %servicingPackages% %i”del hyper-v.txtDism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V -All /LimitAccess /ALLPauseStep 3 – Now save the Notepad file as Hyper-V. bat on the desktop. Step 4 – Next, locate the file on the desktop, right click on it and choose “Run as administrator”. Step 5 – When you see the UAC prompt, just click press Yes and you will notice that the command prompt runs the script. Step 6 – After the script has been successfully run, press ‘Y’ to reboot the system. Step 7 – Once restarted, you will get Hyper-V as an added feature on your system. exe” before hitting enter. Step 9 – This will open the optional features window for you. Now just scroll down and check the boxes for Hyper-V, Windows Hypervisor Platform and Virtual Machine Platform. Click “OK” Step 10 – Now Hyper-V has been successfully activated on your Windows 11 Home.Step 11 – You can search for Hyper-V in Windows search bar and open Hyper-V manager from there.
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