Client Hyper-V Missing

Unless I missed something, Hyper-V seems to be missing.  I'm running a 64 bit copy of Windows 8 Professional and Client Hyper-V is supposed to show up in "Turn Windows features on or off", but it does not.  I hope someone can set me straight.  I really don't want to fork over $200 for a copy of VMware.
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Hi,

Windows 8 uses Hyper-V instead of XP Mode.

Windows 8 XP Mode?
http://www.lockergnome.com/news/2012/09/06/windows-8-xp-mode/

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Excellent series on Windows 8 Hyper-V :

Windows 8 “XP Mode” – Part 1: Hyper-V
http://4sysops.com/archives/windows-8-xp-mode-part-1-hyper-v/

Windows 8 “XP Mode” – Part 2: Windows XP
http://4sysops.com/archives/windows-8-xp-mode-part-2-setting-up-windows-xp/

Windows 8 “XP Mode” – Part 3: Gotchas
http://4sysops.com/archives/windows-8-xp-mode-part-3-gotchas/

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Hyper-V, XP Mode, and Virtualization are supported via TechNet.

Virtual Machine Manager – Hyper-V
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/virtualmachingmgrhyperv/threads

TechNet - Forums - Windows 8 Virtualization
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w8itprovirt/threads

TechNet - Forums - Windows 7 Virtualization
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprovirt/threads

TechNet - XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 IT Pro
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro,w8itpro,windowsvistaitpro,windowsxpitpro,windowsintune

TechNet - Forums
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/categories/

TechNet - Where is the Forum For…?
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/whatforum/threads

Some other information (links provided by Ronnie Vernon MVP) :

What's New in Hyper-V:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831410.aspx 

Hyper-V Automation Overview:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831705.aspx 

Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk Format Overview:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831446.aspx 

Windows 8 Feature Focus: Client Hyper-V:
http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-feature-focus-client-hyperv-142889
 

Client Hyper-V Survival Guide - TechNet Articles: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7704.client-hyper-v-survival-guide.aspx

Hope this helps.


Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle <- Mark Twain said it right!

Rob Brown - past Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - 2021
Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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