Laptop preinstall Win 8.1 need Hyper V Win Pro/Ent. Stickies Read, Which way to go?

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  1. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    If it's an x64 version of Windows I think it has the Hyper-V already installed, just not enabled.
    Try changing the features in the add/remove programs portion of control panel.
     
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  3. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    Did that already. Not showing up. Thats when I realized and When I looked up comparison of Windows 8 versions, it shows NO HYPER V for Non Pro Windows.

    I am guessing if it does not say WINDOWS "PRO" inside Control Panel > System, it is not Pro. What do you think?

    PS: Saw the product online and it shows 'Windows 8' only. No Pro.
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    most or many laptops come preinstalled with core version, no pro
     
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    If You only need pro version for virtualization, use vitualbox or vmware player instead. Both work great and are free.
     
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    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    Ive used VMWare for decades but want to do Native Boot with VHDs hence wanted to ensure Hyper V was working via Win 8. Got it up to Retail PRO and activated. Now to tackle the issues I am facing with Native VHD Boot.
     
  7. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    You can attach a vhd as the hard drive in VMWare workstation, it's just not a default option.
    You need to create it with an outside source such as diskpart.exe or diskmgmt.msc
     
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