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

    Jun 18, 2011
  2. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

    Jan 26, 2008
    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.