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AbhayRao-4022 asked WesternGamer-7935 commented

Installation of Hyper-V on windows 10 home

How can I install Hyper-V on my windows 10 home edition in a verified way ?

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Don't you wish people that didn't know what they are talking about would stop answering tech questions?

Irritating as hell, isn't it?

Create a file, anywhere, using a text editor and copy the following into that file:

 pushd "%~dp0"
 dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\*Hyper-V*.mum >hv.txt
 for /f %%i in ('findstr /i . hyper-v.txt 2^>nul') do dism /online /norestart /add-package:"%SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\%%i"
 del hv.txt
 Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V -All /LimitAccess /ALL
 pause

Now save that as hv.bat from your text editor. The desktop or download folder are good destinations for which to save and easily located for the next step.

After exiting the editor, open file manager and right mouse click the file and choose run as administrator.

Once complete it will reboot your machine and you can turn on Hyper-v from programs and features.




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MichaelBurr-9534 avatar image MichaelBurr-9534 HankTerrebrood-5600 ·

There is a typo on line 3 of the script - the filename hyper-v.txt should be hv.txt

So the line in whole should be:

  for /f %%i in ('findstr /i . hv.txt 2^>nul') do dism /online /norestart /add-package:"%SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\%%i"

Thanks for posting the script - it was a great help! I now have Hyper-V Manager on my Win10 Home machine.



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For me, I also had to change the %%i to %i for some reason.

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Error: 2

An error occurred while attempting to start the servicing process for the image located at C:.
For more information, review the log file.


Please help

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GuyRouillier-3679 avatar image GuyRouillier-3679 NaveenPrashanthgnpaoneindian-5585 ·

Your question is missing sufficient context for anyone to help. We have no idea where you were in the process when you encountered this error. Are you following the steps either I or Hank laid out? If you describe what step you had already completed, and which step you encountered this error, someone may be able to try to help.

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SystemCoding-0863 avatar image SystemCoding-0863 NaveenPrashanthgnpaoneindian-5585 ·

Did you run the file as admin

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RituRaj-8392 avatar image RituRaj-8392 HankTerrebrood-5600 ·

Hey,
am getting the following error when i try for this solution you mentioned. Can someone solve this?


Error: 0x800f080c
Feature name Microsoft-Hyper-V is unknown.
A Windows feature name was not recognized.
Use the /Get-Features option to find the name of the feature in the image and try the command again
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The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

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Please see my reply dated Jul 20 2020 at 5:20 AM below. I provide some instructions using only the graphical tools supplied with Windows. Perhaps those will work for you.

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Thanks, now I can able to install and use hyper-v on my Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language

but in system information showing below message
"A hypervisor has been detected. Features required for Hyper-V will not be displayed."
What is this means?

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Please help

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GuyRouillier-3679 avatar image GuyRouillier-3679 VishwajeetSingh-3944 ·

That's actually good news. It simply means that since the system has identified the presence of a hypervisor, it will not show you the list of requirements to install one.

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You cant use hyper V on window 10 home.
You need Window 10 pro or enterprise to use Hyper V.

If you want to use another Application similar to Hyper V in your home edition then go for Virtual Box.

Thanks
K. Singh

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I just did. Hyper V can be installed on Windows 10 Home. Follow the instructions in https://www.itechtics.com/enable-hyper-v-windows-10-home/

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MarkP-7175 avatar image MarkP-7175 KhagendraSingh-9812 ·

Can confirm I too just installed it using Hank's suggestions. There are a few more steps to what Hank said, but he included the hard part. the final bit is in turn windows features on/off.

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Great, guess u helped me out. Almost gave up trying.....

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This does work with windows 11. Note: It will take a few minutes to install and it looks like it is installing the same thing over and over again but it is slightly different.

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DSPatrick answered

You can follow along here but windows 10 home edition does not support hyper-v role.


https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/quick-start/enable-hyper-v


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Regards, Dave Patrick ....
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Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management


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DonCuthbert answered

There are other Virtual Machine products available, such as VMware Player, or VirtualBox, since Hyper-V cannot be used on Home Edition.

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KapilArya answered mshrumhr edited

Hello,

Unfortunately, you can't enable Hyper-V feature in Windows 10 Home as it is not supported. You need at least Pro or higher edition with 64-bit installation for using Hyper-V.

Regards.

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This comment is unfortunate though there is an answer. I do not know some people in this QA try to avoid answer the questions.

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TeemoTang-2039 answered

Windows 10 Home edition doesn’t support Hyper-V feature, it can only be enabled on Windows 10 Enterprise, Pro, or Education.

If you want to use virtual machine, you need to use third-party VM software, such as VMware and VirtualBox.

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GuyRouillier-3679 answered VidyaPrakash-2732 commented

I'm on Windows 10 Home. Under "Turn Windows features on or off", I see:

Virtual Machine Platform
Windows Hypervisor Platform

I checked both of those, and the system told me to reboot. I did so, and upon opening up System Information, at the bottom I now see:

Virtualization-based security Running
A hypervisor has been detected. Features required for Hyper-V will not be displayed.

So, apparently, the Hyper-V hypervisor can be enabled on Windows 10 Home. I still didn't have the Hyper-V Management Console. I found the following instructions on how to enable the Hyper-V Management Console on Windows 10 Home. I used them, and I now have the console that allows me to create new VMs.

https://www.itechtics.com/enable-hyper-v-windows-10-home/

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This method really works

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Verified. Ran without issue, creating a virtual machine now on Windows 10 Home.

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verified again

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Worked like a Charm! Thank you!

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SSengupta-4080 answered RodrigoChavezBlanco-5281 commented

Microsoft reference says "The Hyper-V role cannot be installed on Windows 10 Home."
You can upgrade from Home to Pro version.

Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 10


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Did you read my comment right above yours? Hyper-V, and the Management Console which allows you to create VMs, can easily be installed on Windows 10 Home. This apparently was not the case when Microsoft wrote their support document, but is true today.

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They modified that in the lastest Windows 10 home update because they needed hyper-v to run WSL2, which is available in W. home. Maybe you can use it only for WSL,. But I saw many reports of people using all the features of Hyper V after the 2020 update...

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