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    Ok, then, here I go...

    1. One must have a CPU that supports Hyper-V
    2. Hyper-V must be enabled in the BIOS
    3. > Turn Windows Features On or Off. Find Hyper-V on the list & put a checkmark in its checkbox to turn it on. A reboot is needed to complete that.
    4. Open Hyper-V Manager
    5. Connect to Server. Use Local Machine.
    Now all the configuration items will show.
    You go to Create New. Here the amount of RAM is assigned to the VM & the size of the vhd can be set. Also, here it is told how to connect to the Net and from where or how the installation will be done.
    Connectivity:
    New Virtual Switch in H-V Mgr
    Will use your (Host machine) Ethernet or wireless adapter, set to External
    Set VMs to the same
    Install Source:
    H-V Mgr 'sees' the Host's optical drive(s). OS DVD inserted there installs in the new VM just like normally, as soon as the VM is Started.

    Here are the parts you need to know that are not obvious:
    VMs will not connect to the Net until & unless the Integration Services are installed. This is done in the Action tab of the VM. BUT, this cannot be done until & unless the OS's Service Packs are installed. So, the issue becomes how is that going to be done w/out connectivity? Here's the answer to that...

    The VM must be shut off. Next Rt Clk on its vhd > Mount
    You have to go download any needed SPs & Save them on the Host. Copy them to the mounted vhd. Now is, also, a good time to copy MSE to the vhd... VMs must have security on them, same as physical machines. Now Eject the mounted vhd. Go back & Start the VM. Install the SPs. NOW, run the Integration Services & now the VM will be connected. Next, install MSE. Now, do all/any Microsoft Updates.

    Going forward treat VMs the same as physical machines. Keep them just as 'clean' & updated. Depending on how much RAM the Host has & if you don't assign a greater than necessary amount of RAM to the VMs, they can be kept running & thereby update automatically, same as the Host machine.

    If anyone wants, needs more in-depth info, feel free to ask. Mostly, you need to know about the fact that SPs have to be in (& how to get them in) for the Integration Services to install & w/out that the VMs won't connect.

    Oh, and VMs have to be Activated, same a physical machines. They may do that over the Net 'automatically' or you may need to go via the telephone to get a new Product ID.

    Cheers,
    Drew
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    Default Re: A 'How To' for Hyper-V

    Screen shots have been added to the OP. Please, you are encouraged to view them.

    Cheers,
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    That's really cool, very helpful me as i needed to know more in depth about Hyper-V, first time saw a live example. Thanks a lot. If you do similar live example demos then please inform me as i m very interested in these stuff

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    Olive,

    It is so nice to have someone express such appreciation. You are welcome.

    Do you have another specific, interest in particular I might address for you?

    Cheers,
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    Thanks for the tutorial Drew! I need to learn it myself. Have been using VMware Player, VBox & Windows Virtual PC for those needs a long time. The few that I know who has Hyper-V says that it outperforms all three of the above.

    Both of the computers listed in my specs below supports Hyper-V. Is that what the network boot option in the BIOS is for?

    Cat

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    Nice job Drew!

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    Default Re: A 'How To' for Hyper-V

    To both Cat & Jim, thank you!

    Cat,

    See point #2... There is a location in the BIOS settings that is Enable/Disable for Hyper-V. It must be Enabled.
    And, no, not Network Boot Option.

    I am not running Windows 8.1 as a VM in Hyper-V.

    Cheers,
    Drew

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    Default Re: A 'How To' for Hyper-V

    Yeah Drew, I forgot about that tid bit in the BIOS....good catch.

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    Thanks for the reminder about the BIOS trick, Drew! Must have been why Windows 8 BSOD's while trying to create a VM.

    Will start over tomorrow. Am just installing an XP Pro VM to learn the ropes. I've also learned that it's best (for me) to install a beta/preview OS as a clean, native install. That way, I get the full experience of the OS.

    I use VM's for testing purposes, mainly XP Pro/Vista (for beta security apps) & certain Linux OS's (ultra secure environment for transactions).

    Again, thanks for clarifying the BIOS issue, I was thinking that something was wrong with my notebook.

    Cat

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    You're welcome, Cat.

    Cheers,
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