How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager? – The Hyper-V Manager virtualization program comes with Windows operating systems. Hyper-V is a free program developed by Microsoft.
How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

With Hyper-V, you can gain experience by installing operating systems such as Windows and Linux on your computer. For example, after downloading a new Linux/Ubuntu distribution to your computer as ISO file, you can create a new virtual machine with Hyper-V to set up the Ubuntu operating system to your physical computer.

Most system administrators today use the Hyper-V virtualization solution. Installing Hyper-V Manager on client computers includes a few steps. In the previous articles, we implemented Hyper-V installations. You can access this article from the links below;

  1. How to Enable Hyper-V using Powershell?
  2. How to Configure Hyper-V using CMD?

We also implemented Windows 10 and Windows 7 operating systems using our Hyper-V virtualization program. You can browse through these links below;

If you want to watch the installation videos of Windows 10 and Windows 7 operating systems, you can access the videos on our YouTube channel from the following links.

In this article, we will install Windows 8 / 8.1 operating system step by step with Hyper-V. If you do not have the Windows 8 ISO file, you can download the computer from the bottom of the article.

How to Install Windows 8.1 using Hyper-V in Windows 10?

Follow the steps below for step-by-step Windows 8.1 installation using Hyper-V Manager on Windows 10.

   Step 1

Run Hyper-V Manager from the Windows menu.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 2

From the Hyper-V Manager Actions menu, click Virtual Machine.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 3

Type a name for the Windows 8.1 virtual machine. And it is recommended that you set up the virtual machine to a different location. To do this, select the Store the virtual machine in a different location option and click the Next button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 4

On the Generation menu, select Generation 1 and click the Next button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 5

Determine the amount of RAM for the Windows 8.1 virtual machine. If you want Hyper-V to dynamically determine the RAM value, select Use Dynamic Memory for this virtual machine and click Next.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 6

We did not define a network adapter for Hyper-V, so click Next to skip this step.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 7

You can set the Windows 8.1 virtual machine Hard Disk size to 40 GB.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 8

You can add the downloaded Windows 8.1 ISO file by clicking on the Browse button in the Installation Options window. After adding the Windows 8.1 ISO file, click on the Next button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 9

This window contains summary information for the Windows 8.1 virtual machine. Click on the Finish button to close the window.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 10

Right-click on Windows 8.1 and click Connect.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 11

Click the Start button to start Windows 8.1 installation.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 12

Windows installation is starting…

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 13

Select your system language and keyboard layout for Windows and click Next.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 14

Accept the Windows 8.1 license agreement and proceed with the installation.

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   Step 15

We have created a 40 GB Hard Disk space for the virtual machine. Format the Hard Disk, select Partition 2 and click Next.

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   Step 16

Windows files are preparing for installation…

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 17

Type your username for Windows 8.1.

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   Step 18

Click on the Use express setting button to continue.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 19

Completing settings…

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 20

Installing apps from the store…

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 21

It has completed the steps to install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V on Windows 10! To make the Windows 8.1 virtual machine Full Screen, click View / Full Screen.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 22

The Windows 8.1 menu opening looks like the following image.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

   Step 23

You can access Windows 8.1 system information by clicking Right Key / Properties on My Computer.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager?

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How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager? ⇒ Video

For step-by-step Windows 8.1 installation with Hyper-V, you can watch the following video. And you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us!

  Final Word

How to Install Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V Manager? – In this article, we have performed the steps to install Windows 8.1 step by step using Hyper-V Manager on Windows 10 operating system. Thanks for following us!

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