Client Hyper-V is Microsoft’s native hypervisor for Windows and allows you to run multiple operating systems on virtual machines on one physical machine. Hyper-V is currently available on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 and Server editions starting with 2008.
Obviously, Hyper-V is much improved in Windows 10, but to use it, your PC needs to meet specific requirements.
How to check if your computer can run Windows 10 Hyper-V
Worry not, as this doesn’t mean it’s difficult to check if your computer can run Windows 10 Hyper-V. In fact, it’s exceptionally easy. Just follow the instructions below.
To begin with, you will need to open the Run dialog. You can simply use the Win + R shortcut or right-click on the Start button and select “Run” from there.
Now type into the text field:
The System Information page will be displayed. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and check the following lines:
- Hyper-V – VM Monitor Mode Extensions,
- Hyper-V – Second Level Address Translation Extensions
- Hyper-V – Virtualization Enabled In Firmware
- Hyper-V – Data Execution Prevention
The Value for all of them needs to be “Yes” for your PC running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 to support running Hyper-V with complete functionality.
Another way to see this information is via the Command Prompt. Just open the Command Prompt, type systeminfo and hit Enter.
The following values should be set to “Yes in the Hyper-V requirements section:
- Second Level Address Translation
- VM Monitor Mode Extension
- Virtualization Enabled In Firmware
- Data Execution Prevention Available