February 19, 2018

Using Hyper-V on Window 10

There are times when it becomes necessary for you run more than one operating system on your computer. This might be as a result of a particular testing that ought to be carried out on another operating system than Windows – it could be Linux or any other. In such instances, it will be required of you to run multiple OS on your system – this is where hyper-v comes to the rescue.
Hyper-v helps you create a virtual machine on your present Windows 10 operating system. This saves you the stress and hardware resources of having to partition your hardware and physical install the other OS on the second partition. With this technology you enjoy the flavors of two operating systems within one installation – terrific!
So, this is all about virtualization, different system software running on a virtual machine. This is not housed on the physical hardware, but rather housed on a virtual hardware. An important question crops up which needs to be answered urgently. Why do I have to use hyper-v instead of physically installing on another partition of my hard drive? The advantages…the answer lies in the advantages of hyper-v.

Advantages of Hyper-V
·         Hyper-v, also known as virtualization makes it very easy to install and uninstall different operating systems within the Window software. All you will need to do is follow some simple installation instruction to achieve your goal. You don’t need to be an IT expert to get this done.
·         The virtualization approach saves the computer hardware resources if compared to the use of physical installation on the physical hard drive.
·         You can easily and most efficiently use any software of your choice regardless the operating system is it compatible with. For example, you wish to use a particular app, and just discovered that it is only Linux based, with the help of hyper-v you will get Linux running on a virtual machine within Windows and then get the new app installed there. To run the app, you only have run the VM and then run the app. This is also applicable for software that can only run on older versions of Windows.
·         Your virtual machine can be maintained by bringing it to your desktop, work on it and then send it back to its main environment. The simplicity and maintenance ease of hyper-v is noteworthy. It really takes all the stress away from creating and maintaining more than one copy of operating systems in one computer.
·         It is not just limited to two operating systems only. With hyper-v, you can create many virtual machines to house as many operating systems as you want to test and use. All these will be operating from one computer system.

Requirements Needed to Use Hyper-V
It is important to know that the computer system needed to use hyper-v to run several virtual machines for many operating system installations should fulfill the following:
·         It should at least Windows 8 or higher versions installed as it primary operating system.
·         It must have a minimum of 4GB of RAM. This should increase is so many virtual machines are to be created and tested.

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