Hyper-V virtualization program comes with Windows operating systems. Hyper-V is a free program developed by Microsoft.
How to Run Windows 8.1 on Hyper-V
With Hyper-V software, you can gain experience by installing operating systems such as Windows and Linux on your computer. For example, after you download a new Linux / Ubuntu distribution to your computer as an ISO file, you can create a new virtual machine with Hyper-V and install Ubuntu on it.
Today, most system administrators use Hyper-V virtualization solutions. Installing Hyper-V Manager on client computers consists of several steps. In our previous articles, we installed Hyper-V;
In this article, we will install Windows 8 / 8.1 operating system step by step with HyperV. If you do not have the Windows 8.1 image file, you can download it from the button at the bottom of the article.
How to Install Windows 8.1 on Virtual Machine
Follow the steps below to install Windows 8.1 step by step using Hyper-V Manager on Windows 10.
From the Windows menu, run Hyper-V Manager.
In Hyper-V Manager, click Virtual Machine from the Actions menu.
Type a name for the Windows 8.1 virtual machine, and it recommends that you install the virtual machine to a different location. To do this, select the Store the virtual machine in a different location and click Next.
Select Generation 1 in the Generation menu and click Next.
Specify the amount of RAM for the Windows 8.1 virtual machine. If you want to set the RAM value dynamically, select Use Dynamic Memory for this virtual machine and click Next.
Since we do not define a network adapter for Hyper-V, click Next to skip this step.
You can set the Hard Disk size of the Windows 8.1 virtual machine to 40 GB.
You can add the downloaded Windows 8.1 ISO file by clicking the Browse button in the Installation Options window. After you have added the ISO file, click Next.
This window provides summary information for the Windows 8.1 virtual machine. Click the Finish button to close the window.
Right-click on Windows 8.1 and click Connect.
Click the Start button to start the Windows 8.1 installation.
Starting Windows installation …
Select your system language and keyboard layout for Windows and click Next.
Continue the installation by accepting the Windows 8.1 license agreement.
We created 40 GB of Hard Disk space for the virtual machine. Format the Hard Disk and select Partition 2 and click Next.
Windows is preparing files for installation …
Type your user name for Windows 8.1.
Continue by clicking the Use express setting button.
Completing settings …
You can get new softwares from the Windows Store.
After the installation is complete, click View / Full Screen to make the Windows 8.1 virtual machine Full Screen.
The Windows 8.1 start menu view is as follows.
You can access the Windows 8.1 system information by right-clicking on My Computer / Properties.
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