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  • Question

  • I can not find the activation for Hyper V, it is not showing up in turn off and on windows features,  my system is running windows 8.1, HP Pavilion G6

    any help & thoughts would be greatly appreciated

    Friday, December 6, 2013 5:36 PM

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  • You need Windows 8.1 Pro for Hyper-V.

    Press Windows+X, then click System from the pop-up menu.  Under Windows edition, is needs to say Windows 8.1 Pro

    For more help, please use the Windows 8.1 Virtualization forum instead:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/home?forum=w8itprovirt

    This forum is specific to Virtual Server 2005.


    • Edited by essjae Monday, December 9, 2013 12:14 AM url
    • Proposed as answer by essjae Monday, December 9, 2013 12:14 AM
    Monday, December 9, 2013 12:13 AM
  • Thank you, this has helped me a lot, seem that I do not have the 8.1 pro, my laptop was originally windows 8 when I purchased it in august this year,  think I will just have to get use to it as 8.1

    Charles Crellin

    Monday, December 9, 2013 11:28 AM
  • You can upgrade to the Pro version through the Microsoft Store.
    Monday, December 9, 2013 6:41 PM
  • Thank you, just had a look at the pro pack for the 8.1, looks like I have a bit of saving up to do £ 99.99, thank you for all your help, this will be a better option than upgrading my old software that I need to use, that I had purchased for my old laptop that was running xp, as that would cost me a lot moor

    Charles Crellin

    Monday, December 9, 2013 8:23 PM