Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by crashnburn, Jul 30, 2014.
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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.
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.
most or many laptops come preinstalled with core version, no pro
If You only need pro version for virtualization, use vitualbox or vmware player instead. Both work great and are free.
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.
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