How to Create a Virtual Machine using Hyper-V on Windows 8 or 8.1!

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Following my previous Hyper-V videos, in this video, I demonstrate in an explained step-by-step manner, how to make Virtual Machines using Hyper-V on your Windows 8 / 8.1 Pro PC!

Hyper-V is a full Virtualization Manager software that comes as an included feature in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Pro for Free, so all you need to do is enable it!

HOW-TO: Enable Hyper V on Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8.1:

HOW-TO: Setup a Lab Network for Virtual Machines…


  1. i enabled visualization technology in bios windows 8 x64 but then it was taking forever to boot,until i disabled thats when it booted.i need to use hyper v. would you please guide me through this issue?

  2. Um i was wondering, i already got the iso and when i create the system it says "Boot failure reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected bootdevice"
    i put the iso where it should be. help?

  3. Hi , Nice Video but i have doubt . Is installing a new operating machine in virtual machine is mandate . Is there any option to have host machine windows 8 inside virtual machine itself again.

  4. how to do Configure the latest version of Squid® in a Linux OS(Install centOS® in a VMware®) and After configuring the Squid® proxy server check whether you can access internet through the proxy and Enable caching … could you
    show how to do this ?

  5. +T3chVoid

    1. Can u please give the link to the video explaining the set up of the network.
    2. Can i remote desktop to the Virtual Machine
    3. If remote desktop is possible how many simultaneous users.

    I am thinking of creating 3 virtual machines, Wife, Daughter, Son   and i will be using the host as my work PC. the virtual machines will make a RDP connection via LAN  > any suggestions or thoughts on this.

  6. I just updated my system to Windows 8.1 pro, and am installing hyper-v for the first time.  I installed hyper-v windows 2012 r2 onto my windows 8.1 pro and it has no GUI interface.  So I want to setup and internal switch and setup the 2012 on a domain, so it can be seen by server manager.  I want to add remotefx graphic to be able to see the GUI interface when I remote to my 2012 server.  However, I see a webpage saying I now need windows 8.1 enterprise to do this?  Do I give up on hyper-v and go to vmware, or is there a way to do this?  Is vmware capable of learning 2008 or 2012 server without this battle of having one more thing for it to run?

  7. I down loaded hyper-v Windows server 2012 R2 from the Microsoft site and installing it on Windows 8.1 Pro.  I put 2012 in the same work group as my 8.1, and created a virtual switch that would share my Ethernet card.  After 2012R2 installed, it boots into a system config.cmd giving me the selections to set computer name, DNS, Remote access, gateway, shutdown ect… but no GUI interface.  And since it is in a workgroup,  server manager cannot detect it, because it only looks for servers in a domain…  My purpose for getting hyper-v was to install some VMs and learn server administration taking courses at the Microsoft Virtual Academy.  However, I am really struggling with this.  Do you have some suggestions?

  8. I'm starting with a fresh installation.
    Where can I find the option to create a new VM within the hyper-V manager?
    As shown in your vlog, you already have created server named MFS-Desktop.
    How can I create a similar one at my desktop?

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