Run Windows Hyper V on a device running WIndows 10 IoT Core?

SpaceBurn 1 Reputation point
2021-01-29T03:45:10.327+00:00

Hello all,

I have a device running windows 10 IoT core and was wondering if it would be possible to run hyper v to emulate Windows 10 IoT core or Windows 10X on it. Would this be possible and if so how affective would it be (my system has 2 core 4 threads at 2.33 ghz with 3gb of and 128gb of flash memory storage.)

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A family of Microsoft operating systems designed for use in Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
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  1. Eleven Yu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 10,696 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-01-29T06:51:28.057+00:00

    Hi,

    As per below article, I think Windows 10 IoT core might not support Hyper-V feature.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/reference/hyper-v-requirements

    Operating System Requirements
    The Hyper-V role can be enabled on these versions of Windows 10:

    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 10 Education

    But you can read the article and follow the guidance to check if you can run Hyper-V on your device. And if you can enable Hyper-V, I also found below threads about creating a Windows IoT Core Virtual Machine for your reference.

    Windows IoT On Hyper-V Virtual Machine
    https://github.com/agabopinho/Install-Windows-IoT-On-HyperV
    Creating a Windows IoT Core Virtual Machine
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/895a247d-00a4-4add-8b0b-f58b8b570da4/creating-a-windows-iot-core-virtual-machine?forum=WindowsIoT
    IoT Core and Oracle VirtualBox
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/d30188d8-15c9-4b92-b76f-1524391df455/iot-core-and-oracle-virtualbox?forum=WindowsIoT

    Hope above information can help you.

    Thanks,
    Eleven

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  2. Sean Liming 4,511 Reputation points
    2021-02-02T16:50:47.28+00:00

    I investigated this option in 2018. Although Windows 10 IoT Core could run there were issues: https://annabooks.com/Articles/Articles_IoT10Core/Windows-10-IoT-Core-VM-Version-1.2.pdf Maybe there were updates since then.

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