How to add/enable XP Mode Virtual Machine in Windows 10/8 by Hyper-V

Windows 7 Professional has XP Mode function to run 16-bit simulation programs or games, but you will face the problem to deal with that after upgraded your tablet or computer to the new os. Windows 10 or 8.1/8 doesn’t support the Windows Virtual PC with Windows XP Mode by default and those software also won’t run in 64-bit environment. To resolve that, you could try the tutorial to use Hyper-V and other tools to create a XP virtual machine for testing something. Continue reading

How to Migrate/convert VirtualBox VM Machine to Hyper-V in Windows 10

The Windows 10 Pro edition has better performance than Home edition, and supports Hyper-V, Nested VMs and Bash Unix shell. If you have created and setup an Oracle VirtualBox virtual machine and would like to migrate existing one to Hyper-V, the problem is that Open Virtual Format is not supported by Hyper-V natively. To resolve it, you could convert them by the method and it work fine on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. Continue reading

Share Network Connection and folder with Hyper-V in Windows 10

Windows 10 Pro comes with Hyper-V feature, so you can use it to setup a virtual machine with another copy of Windows for performing testing. With Virtual installation, you always need to transfer files between your actual OS and virtual OS. Here are the tips about how to enable and configure the related setting. Continue reading

How to install and enable Hyper-V containers in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update has added the Hyper-V Container feature which allows developers and programmers to isolate and run an application in highly optimized virtual environments, without affecting the rest of your operating system. By default the container and Hyper-V container features are disable and you need to enable them manually. Here is the how-to tutorial to get Hyper-V containers working on your Surface Pro 4 tablet or other computer with Windows 10. Continue reading

Enable/install Windows subsystem for Linux in Windows 10

The Anniversary Update brings the built-in Windows Subsystem for Linux to run the Bash Unix shell on 64-bit versions of Windows 10, without thrid-part app supported. The Bash utilizes Hyper-V function and is useful for developers and IT professionals to use a rich collection of command line. Here are the step by step tips to enable and install it. Continue reading

Windows 10 can’t enable hyper-v platform Error 0x800F0906/0x800F081F

Windows 10 has the built-in Hyper-V virtualization technology for you to run multiple operating systems at the same time on one physical device, but there may be some issues with it. When I access the Turn Windows Features on or off inside Control Panel to install and it can not be activated. Using Dism command in administrative Command Prompt display the message “Error: 0x800F0906. The source files could not be downloaded. Use the source option to specify the location of files that are required to restore the feature.” Continue reading

Enable Hyper-V in Windows 8.1 to Manage Virtualization Server

Hyper-V is the virtualization technology built into Windows 8.1 and allows you to use use virtual machines to run multiple operating system at the same time on one tablet or PC. For example, you can use it to run Windows xp, ms-Dos, Linux and more OS.This feature but is disable in Windows 8.1 by default. Continue reading

How to Install Hyper-V on Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise

Hyper-V was only running on Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012, but now it is a part of the desktop and workstation environment on Windows 8. Hyper-V allows user to create an app sandbox, run a test machine and launch a VHD appliance. A clean installation or upgrade installation doesn’t turn Hyper-V feature on. Continue reading