Hypervisor (Hyper-V) technology is software on which multiple virtual machines can run, with the hypervisor layer controlling the hardware and allocating resources to each virtual machine operating system.
Hyper-V is the virtualization platform that is included in Windows Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
For Hyper-V to work on your computer hardware, make sure that your computer supports hardware virtualization. (Now a days, this feature is available on every computer) and hardware virtualization is enabled in BIOS configuration.
Now to enable Hyper-V on your windows 10 computer, go to control panel, then in Programs and click on Turn windows features on and off on the left side of the windows.
Now look for Hyper-V and expand it to select Hyper-V management tool and Hyper-V platform. Now click Ok.
Now your computer will be restarted for this feature to get installed. Restart your computer when prompted.
After a restart, Hyper-V feature will get installed on your computer. To open Hyper-V manager, click on start and start typing Hyper-V. You will find Hyper-V management console.
If you are not able to find Hyper-V management console, it can be mapped by following these steps.
Click on start button and type MMC and press enter. It will open up Microsoft Management Console. On the left side look for Hyper-V Manager and click Add >, now click Ok and you will be able to access Hyper-V manager on your windows 10 computer.
Now for virtual machine to get connected to internet or local network. Goto Virtual switch Manager and click create New virtual Switch. There are three types of virtual switch.
External – if a virtual machine needs to get access to a physical network directly.
Internal – if no need to get access to the physical network.
Private – if a virtual machine only runs on this host.
Select as per your needs, name the virtual switch and click Ok.
Once that’s all done, you can now import an existing VM or create a brand new one to start enjoying running a second OS in Hyper-V on your Windows 10 computer.