How Create a Windows 11 Virtual Machine using Hyper-V
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How Create a Windows 11 Virtual Machine using Hyper-V

How Create a Windows 11 Virtual Machine using Hyper-V

Video Guide

Enable Hyper-V

System Requirements

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • A 64-bit processor
  • At least 4 GB of RAM
  • Virtualization support turned on in the BIOS or UEFI

You can check if you meet the requirements by running this command in PowerShell or command prompt.

Hyper-V Requirements:      VM Monitor Mode Extensions: Yes
                           Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: Yes
                           Second Level Address Translation: Yes
                           Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes
Expected Result

Enable Virtualization in Bios

Look for a setting called Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or AMD Virtualization technology  (AMD-V). After enabling you should be able to turn on Hyper-V.

This is usually located in the  advanced settings under CPU. Some motherboards will have you in advanced mode automatically.

Turn on Hyper-V

The easiest way to enable Hyper-V is to search for

Turn Windows features on or off

in the search bar and then tick the check box next to Hyper-V. You will need to reboot.

Search for the Windows Features Menu
Search for the Windows Features Menu
Enable Hyper-V
Enable Hyper-V

Create the Virtual Machine

Hyper-V Interface
Hyper-V Interface

Option 1: Use Windows 11 Dev Environment

Click on Quick Create and select Windows 11 dev environment then create. It will download the necessary files.

This is an evaluation copy and it will expire eventually however if you just need somewhere to test things this is the easiest method.

You can learn more about the evaluation copy here.

Option 2: Use Windows 11 ISO

You can download the Windows 11 ISO file here. Make sure to read the requirements and warnings.

After downloading the file you want to click Quick Create and select Local installation source.

VM Settings

The basic settings you want to change are the Memory and Processor settings. You should set them based on how much resources you have available on your computer and your indented use for the VM.

The minimum requirements for Windows 11 are 4 GB of ram and 2 processor cores. You can read the rest of the requirements here.

System requirements:

  • RAM 4 gigabyte (GB)
  • Processor 1 GHz or faster with 2 or more cores 64-bit
VM Settings
VM Settings

You can change the other settings now you edit them later. Once you are done click connect and you should be able to start using your new Windows 11 Virtual Machine.