Hyper-V on Windows 10

Many versions of Windows 10 include the Hyper-V virtualization technology. Hyper-V enables running virtualized computer systems on top of a physical host. These virtualized systems can be used and managed just as if they were physical computer systems, however they exist in virtualized and isolated environment. Special software called a hypervisor manages access between the virtual systems and the physical hardware resources. Virtualization enables quick deployment of computer systems, a way to quickly restore systems to a previously known good state, and the ability to migrate systems between physical hosts.

The following documents detail the Hyper-V feature in Windows 10, provide a guided quick start, and also contain links to further resources and community forums.

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About Hyper-V on Windows

The following articles provide an introduction to and information about Hyper-V on Windows.

  • [Introduction to Hyper-V](./about/index.md)

  • [Supported Guest Operating Systems](about\supported-guest-os.md)

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Get started with Hyper-V

The following documents provide a quick and guided introduction to Hyper-V on Windows 10.

  • [Install Hyper-V](quick-start\enable-hyper-v.md)

  • [Create a Virtual Machine](quick-start\create-virtual-machine.md)

  • [Create a Virtual Switch](quick-start\connect-to-network.md)

  • [Hyper-V and PowerShell](quick-start\try-hyper-v-powershell.md)

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Connect with Community and Support

Additional technical support and community resources.

  • [Hyper-V forums](https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/home?forum=winserverhyperv)

  • [Community Resources for Hyper-V and Windows Containers](/virtualization/community/index.md)