Installation of Hyper-V on windows 10 home

Abhay Rao 71 Reputation points

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

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  1. Guy Rouillier 46 Reputation points

    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.

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  2. Dave Patrick 353.7K Reputation points MVP

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

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  3. Teemo Tang 821 Reputation points

    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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  4. Don Cuthbert 406 Reputation points

    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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  5. Kapil Arya 6,196 Reputation points MVP


    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.