Windows 8 Pro hyper-v option not displaying in 'turn windows features on/off'

Trying to enable hyper-V on new pc.

I have confirmed cpu supports hyper-v using the intel cpu tool as well as Securable.exe

Securable comes up with the following information:

Intel Core i7-3n70x CPU @ 3.5 GHz

Maximum bit length = 64

Hardware D.E.P= Yes

Hardware Virtualization = Yes


Typing MSINFO32 into the windows 8 tile window brings up in system information:

Under System Summary

Hyper-V VM Monitor Mode Extensions - YES

Hyper-V Second Level Address Translation Extensions - YES

Hyper-V Virtualisation Enabled in firmware - YES

Hyper-V Data Execution protection - YES


Everything looks as expected.

BTW, Running Windows 8 PRO

I'm out of ideas in regards how to make the option appear in 'Turn windows features on/off'

Help .... Anyone!!!




Question Info

Last updated June 30, 2019 Views 8,976 Applies to:
This issue was resolved. As my pc was a new purchase, the issue ended up being that the vendor installed windows 8 home edition not pro. As soon as i reinstalled the pro version of windows 8, hyper-v settings appeared.
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