The Hyper-V is a built-in feature in both Windows 10 and Windows 8 to replace the previous Microsoft Virtual PC. By enabling Hyper-V, you’re allowed to run multiple operating systems on the same local device. This post teaches you how to disable Hyper-V and enable it when necessary.

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Hyper-V, also known as Windows Server Virtualization previously, now becomes an optional feature in Windows 10. The Hyper-V feature was introduced firstly in Windows Server 2008 to replace the hardware virtualization component of the client editions of Windows NT – Windows Virtual PC (there’s no inbuilt type two hypervisor in Windows 7). Microsoft makes Hyper-V a free feature since Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

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Can You Disable Hyper-V

With the help of Hyper-V, users can finally run multiple operating systems as different virtual machines on a single Windows OS. They are allowed to do a lot of things in the virtual operating system: create virtual hard drives of different types, do virtual switches, etc. But can you disable Hyper-V when you don’t need the hardware virtualization service? Of course, you can. I’ll show you how to manage Hyper V Windows 10 step by step.

Warning: The Hyper-V client is only available on a 64-bit version of Windows 10 or 8 Pro or Windows 10 or 8 Enterprise. Why? That is because only a 64-bit CPU can give support to Second Level Address Translation (SLAT). In addition, the RAM of your device must be at least 4GB.

How to Disable Hyper V

There are mainly 3 ways to disable Hyper-V Windows 10.

Method 1: use Windows Features.

  1. Click on the Windows button in the lower left corner.
  2. Scroll down to find Windows System folder and expand it.
  3. Choose Control Panel under it.
  4. Select to View by Large icons or Small icons.
  5. Find and click Programs and Features option from All Control Panel Items window.
  6. Click Turn Windows features on or off in the left sidebar.
  7. Look for the Hyper-V option and uncheck it.
  8. Click on the OK button below to save changes.
  9. Restart your computer.

Windows Features

Method 2: use Windows PowerShell.

  1. Right click on the Windows button.
  2. Choose Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the WinX menu.
  3. Click on the Yes button if you see a User Account Control (UAC) window that asks for your permission to make changes.
  4. Type this command or copy & pates it into PowerShell: Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V-All. Then, hit Enter.
  5. Wait for the command to finish and then reboot your PC.

Windows PowerShell

Method 3: use Command Prompt.

  1. Press Windows + S to bring up search window.
  2. Type cmd into the textbox.
  3. Right click on Command Prompt from search result.
  4. Choose Run as administrator.
  5. Click Yes in UAC window.
  6. Type DISM /Online /Disable-Feature /All /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V and press Enter on the keyboard.
  7. Wait for the command to complete automatically. Then, restart your computer.

Command Prompt

How to Enable Hyper-V Windows 10

You can use the tools mentioned above to enable Hyper V when you need the feature.

Method 1: Programs and Features.

  1. Choose Apps and Features from WinX menu.
  2. Scroll down in the right panel to find Programs and Features and click it.
  3. Click Turn Windows features on or off in the left sidebar.
  4. Look for the Hyper-V option and check it manually.
  5. Click on the OK button and restart your computer.

Method 2: Windows PowerShell.

  1. Open Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  2. Choose Yes in UAC window.
  3. Type Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V-All and hit Enter.
  4. Wait for the command to end and reboot PC.

Method 3: Command Prompt.

  1. Run Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Click Yes in UAC window.
  3. Type DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /All /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V and press Enter on the keyboard.
  4. Wait for the command to accomplish and reboot PC.

Do you know that Command Prompt can also be used as a tool to recover lost files on your PC?

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