Enabling and Configuring Hyper-V Manager on Windows 10


Hyper-V Manager is a fairly light, easy to use virtualization manger. I’ll be using it here in future posts to make eventual migration easier to do. VirtualBox is a good alternative.

  1. You can use Hyper-V Manager on Windows 8.1 Pro/Enterprise or Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise/Education.
  2. In PowerShell as an Administrator, run: DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /All /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V
  3. Open Hyper-V and click “Virtual Switch Manager”.
  4. Select External, click “Create Virtual Switch”, name it, leave the other settings at defaults, and click OK.