Microsoft Gives us one feature in Windows 8 with Hyper-V machine virtualization hypervisor. Hyper-V stands for Hypervisor based virtualization. Microsoft Client Hyper-V is a flexible, robust, and high performance client virtualization technology that enables IT pros and developers to run multiple operating system instances simultaneously on their Windows 8 computer. This will mean that Windows 8 users will be able to run almost every other operating system inside a windows 8, including Windows 7 and XP, SUSE and Red Hat Linux, and more (including Ubuntu) with a little hacking. Prior to Windows 8, Hyper-V was only available in Windows Server 2008 or as a standalone OS.
How Hyper-V Work in Windows 8?
One of Hyper-V's most appealing features compared to basic consumer-level virtualization software is dynamic memory allocation. Hyper-V enabled VM with 2GB of RAM allocated to it will only use the RAM it needs, leaving the unused portion of that 2GB available to the host OS or to other VMs. Microsoft notes that up to four VMs can be hosted on a 64-bit system with 4GB of RAM, though more VMs will require a greater amount of memory. This is the ways:
- Install Hyper-V from the Windows feature console on Windows 8. Just tick mark the Hyper-V check box and press enter. Windows now reboots and Hyper-V gets installed on your PC.
- Create Virtual network. As usual, Network is created using switches, so create a switch using switch manager on the right hand side of the Hyper-V manager.
- load virtual machine to use this switch. Create a virtual machine by clicking new and then virtual machine on right hand side. You need to have an ISO file of an operating system to create a virtual machine. Suppose you want to have a virtual machine containing Windows 7 make sure you have Windows 7 ISO file. You will be asked to install the operating system while creating a virtual machine. At that moment you need to load your ISO file.
That is the ways how Hyper-V work in Windows 8. If you're so confused, Let's see this video below. Don't for get write your comment below.