Windows 8: Hyper-V 3.0 and VHDX Format Discovered

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Nawzil, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    This has been reported a few times already.
    But there are a few things that aren't clear in this post.

    Most of the features mentioned here for both Hyper-V and .VHDX will not be of any real use in Windows 8, they are clearly designed for use in Server 8.
    Hyper-V 3.0 (like Hyper-V 1.0 and 2.0) will be x64 Host only, although Guests can be both X86 and X64.
    I've never seen/herd anything about ARM Emulation/Virtualisation.
    So i've no idea where the WP7/7.5/8 emulation talk comes from in the posted link.
    Other than the fact that the WP7 Emulator runs better on systems with VT Extentsions, but thats a Hardware thing.

    The CPU limits on Hyper-V 3.0 will really limit the PC's this will work on.
    I've personally tried to install Hyper-V 3.0 on the 10+ PC's I have access too and its only Fully installed on one (a HP Proliant Server)
    On most it installs the Hyper-V Management software (which is an add-on for Vista and Win7 now)

    I believe this will cause more problems than XPMode did with the VT Extensions limit.
    Considering this Full Hyper-V 3.0 will probably be limited to Enterprise and Ultimate x64 only.
    With VirtualPC/XPMode available for all other SKU's.