Virtualization Create Windows 11 Virtual Machine with Hyper-V


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This tutorial will show you how to set up and create a Windows 11 virtual machine with Hyper-V on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.

Hyper-V enables running virtualized computer systems on top of a physical host. These virtualized systems can be used and managed just as if they were physical computer systems, however they exist in virtualized and isolated environment. Special software called a hypervisor manages access between the virtual systems and the physical hardware resources. Virtualization enables quick deployment of computer systems, a way to quickly restore systems to a previously known good state, and the ability to migrate systems between physical hosts.

Hyper-V is only available on 64-bit versions of Windows 10/11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education. It is not available on the Home edition.

Hyper-V Enhanced Session Mode is only available if you installed Windows 10/11 Pro, Enterprise, or Education as the VM.

Windows 11 minimum system requirements:
References:



Here's How:

1 The following items will need to be enabled in the system BIOS/UEFI:
  • Intel ("Intel VT" or "VT-x") or AMD ("AMD-V") CPU virtualization.
  • Hardware Enforced Data Execution Prevention.

2 If you haven't already, you will need to download a Windows 11 ISO file.

3 If you haven't already, you will need to enable Hyper-V. (see screenshot below)

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4 Open Hyper-V Manager (virtmgmt.msc).

5 Right click or press and hold on the host computer (ex: "BRINKDESKTOP") in the left pane of Hyper-V Manager, click/tap on New, and click/tap on Virtual Machine. (see screenshot below)

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6 Click/tap on Next in the "New Virtual Machine Wizard". (see screenshot below)

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7 Type a name (ex: "Windows 11 VM") you want for this virtual machine. (see screenshot below)

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8 Perform the following steps if you want to specify a different location to store this virtual machine: (see screenshots below)

Click/tap on Next instead if you do not want to change the location.


  1. Check Store the virtual machine in a different location.
  2. Click/tap on the Browse button.
  3. Navigate to and select the drive or folder you want to store the virtual machine.
  4. Click/tap on Select Folder.
  5. Click/tap on Next.
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9 Select (dot) Generation 2, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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10 Specify the memory size in MB (ex: "4096") you want, check (default) or uncheck Use Dynamic Memory for this virtual machine, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

Windows 11 requires a minimum of 4 GB (4096 MB) of RAM (memory)

If you uncheck Dynamic Memory, all the specified memory size is allocated from the host computer.

If you check Dynamic Memory, the specified memory size is only allocated from the host computer as needed.


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11 Select Default Switch for the virtual machine network connection, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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12 Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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13 Perform the following steps to select the Windows 11 ISO file from step 2: (see screenshots below)
  1. Select (dot) Install an operating system from a bootable image file.
  2. Click/tap on the Browse button.
  3. Navigate to and select the Windows 11 ISO file.
  4. Click/tap on Open.
  5. Click/tap on Next.
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14 Click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

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15 In Hyper-V Manager (virtmgmt.msc), right click or press and hold on this virtual machine's name (ex: "Windows 11 VM") from step 7, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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16 Perform the following steps in Security Settings: (see screenshot below)
  1. Click/tap on Security in the left pane of Settings.
  2. Check Enable Secure Boot.
  3. Check Enable Trusted Platform Module.
  4. Click/tap on Apply.
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17 Perform the following steps in Processor Settings: (see screenshot below)
  1. Click/tap on Processor in the left pane of Settings.
  2. Specify at least 2 for the Number of virtual processors.
  3. Click/tap on Apply.
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18 Perform the following steps in Checkpoints Settings: (see screenshot below)

Checkpoints can be useful to revery virtual machines to a previous state if needed like a system image.

Checkpoints can use a lot of disk space, so you may want to disable (uncheck) checkpoints for this virtual machine if you do not want to use checkpoints to save space.


  1. Click/tap on Checkpoints in the left pane of Settings.
  2. Check (default) or uncheck Enable checkpoints for what you want.
  3. Click/tap on OK.
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19 In Hyper-V Manager (virtmgmt.msc), double click/tap on this virtual machine's name (ex: "Windows 11 VM") from step 7 to connect to it. (see screenshot below)

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20 Click/tap on Start in the virtual machine. (see screenshot below)

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21 When you see Press any key to boot from CD or DVD., press any key to boot from the ISO specified in step 13. (see screenshot below)

You will only have a few seconds to do this.

If you miss the time to press any key and see >>Start PXE over IPv4 like below, then perform the steps below to restart the virtual machine and try again:

1) Click/tap on Action on the menu bar of the virtual machine, and click/tap on Reset.
2) Click/tap on Reset in the confirmation prompt.
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22 When Windows Setup starts in the virtual machine, you can continue at step 5 in this tutorial (click on link) to install Windows 11. (see screenshots below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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Nice tutorial Brink!(y)
Tip: I just discovered that VMWare Workstation 16 is now capable of adding a virtual TPM too, if you enable it's encryption. This might be an alternative path for those who have Windows 10 Home edition.

However, Hyper-V is superior in performance to VMWare. So those who have Windows 10 Pro, Education, Enterprise and all the higher editions, should stay with Hyper-V.
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@jimbo45 - see above. This may be answer for the issue you mentioned before?
 

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    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
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    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
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    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
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    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
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    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
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    Dell
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    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
If you get the following error pop-up while trying to start Hyper-V, do this:

Open up Power Shell Administrator, copy and paste
Code:
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto
and press Enter. . . Then reboot and it should work. (And yes, I know this says Windows 10, but it's the same message for Windows 11 VM)

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 v22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built Myself in 2013
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1800X 8-Core @ 3.60GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VI Hero
    Memory
    16GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" , PLANAR 22", eMachine 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~ P34A60 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2
    ~ 3TB WD Red HDD (extra storage)
    ~ SanDisk 250GB SSD
    ~ 2 X 1TB HDD
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    PSU
    Corsair RM850 Fully Modular (850watts)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 630 CA-PH630-W1
    Cooling
    CORSAIR iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT
    Keyboard
    Logitech K860
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    752Mbps (Download) / 537Mbps (Upload)
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    *This is my Main Computer That I use*
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD A10-5700 APU @ 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus CM1745
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R7 350x GDDR5 4 GB
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Monitor Setup ONN 22" Monitors
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    ~~~~~~~~
    250GB SSD

    500GB HDD
    ~~~~~~~~
    PSU
    350Watt PSU
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Mouse
    MX Master
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic 4000
    Internet Speed
    752Mbps (Download) / 537Mbps (Upload)
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    *Computer for Weather Software*
I'm writing this from Windows 11 running in Hyper-V with a Windows 10 host and all is well. However, dxdiag says that my WDDM version in my Hyper-V Win 11 is 1.3 and the Microsoft requirement for Win 11 is WDDM 2.0+ so, in theory, I should not have been able to install and run Windows 11. Does Hyper-V even support WDDM 2.0+? If so, does anyone know how to update the WDDM driver in Hyper-V? My Win 10 host is running WDDM 2.7, BTW. Is Microsoft relaxing this requirement in Hyper-v installs?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Hyper-v
I'm writing this from Windows 11 running in Hyper-V with a Windows 10 host and all is well. However, dxdiag says that my WDDM version in my Hyper-V Win 11 is 1.3 and the Microsoft requirement for Win 11 is WDDM 2.0+ so, in theory, I should not have been able to install and run Windows 11. Does Hyper-V even support WDDM 2.0+? If so, does anyone know how to update the WDDM driver in Hyper-V? My Win 10 host is running WDDM 2.7, BTW. Is Microsoft relaxing this requirement in Hyper-v installs?

Hello Jerry, :-)

Since it's a Windows 11 Insider Dev preview build, you can still install when not meeting all requirements.

 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Thanks, Brink. I'm curious. When you run dxdiag in your Hyper-V Win 11, are you also seeing WDDM 1.3? If so, do you know how to, if it's possible to update the driver in Hyper-V? I'm not sure it's capable of virtualizing the GPU sufficiently to support it. If the current Hyper-V is technically not Win 11 ready, I wonder if a Hyper-V upgrade is in the works.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Hyper-v
Thanks, Brink. I'm curious. When you run dxdiag in your Hyper-V Win 11, are you also seeing WDDM 1.3? If so, do you know how to, if it's possible to update the driver in Hyper-V? I'm not sure it's capable of virtualizing the GPU sufficiently to support it. If the current Hyper-V is technically not Win 11 ready, I wonder if a Hyper-V upgrade is in the works.
I'm also seeing WDDM 1.3 in Hyper-V.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

@ Brink

After activating Hyper-V Win 11 and restarting the PC after a few minutes of activity the computer freezes and it is impossible to use keyboard, mouse only shutdown solution. Checked Hyper-V requirements with systeminfo.exe and everything is OK. (see attachment) I can't figure out how to make it work and every time I have to reinstall the Win 11 image to be able to reuse the PC. All this because I would like to continue working with Win 10 and install on Hyper-V Win11. Thanks for your help.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro Insider Preview Dev
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    To be filled by O.E.M.
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    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600G with Radeon Graphics 3.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX
    Memory
    16,0 GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce GT 720, NVIDIA compatible
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    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
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    BenQ GW2270 Color Profile.D6500
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB + CT1000BX500SSD1 + ST2000DM006-2DM164 + WDC WD5000AAKS-07TMA0 +WDC WD10EARX-00N0YB0
    PSU
    EVGA 600 W2, 80+ WHITE 600W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W2-0600-K2 (EU)
    Case
    RAIJINTEK Agos - mid tower - ATX
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo heatsink + Fans: 2 front+1 back+1 up
    Keyboard
    Logitech Internet 350 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Internet Speed
    Download 159.29 Mbps - Upload 80.14 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Crome Dev
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security

@ Brink

After activating Hyper-V Win 11 and restarting the PC after a few minutes of activity the computer freezes and it is impossible to use keyboard, mouse only shutdown solution. Checked Hyper-V requirements with systeminfo.exe and everything is OK. (see attachment) I can't figure out how to make it work and every time I have to reinstall the Win 11 image to be able to reuse the PC. All this because I would like to continue working with Win 10 and install on Hyper-V Win11. Thanks for your help.

Hello, :)

Does turning off the VM, and restarting the VM allow it to start up?

In addition, be sure you do not have Enhanced Session Mode turned on for the VM. It doesn't work yet for a W11 VM.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Hello, :)

Does turning off the VM, and restarting the VM allow it to start up?

In addition, be sure you do not have Enhanced Session Mode turned on for the VM. It doesn't work yet for a W11 VM.

I have Windows 11 22000.65 in a Hyper-V VM and enhanced session mode works fine, no issues.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Education
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7773
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce MX150
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 512GB NVMe SSD
    SK Hynix 512GB SATA SSD
    Internet Speed
    Fast!

@ Brink

After activating Hyper-V Win 11 and restarting the PC after a few minutes of activity the computer freezes and it is impossible to use keyboard, mouse only shutdown solution. Checked Hyper-V requirements with systeminfo.exe and everything is OK. (see attachment) I can't figure out how to make it work and every time I have to reinstall the Win 11 image to be able to reuse the PC. All this because I would like to continue working with Win 10 and install on Hyper-V Win11. Thanks for your help.

Which Win11 build are you using?

I have Windows 11 22000.65 in a Hyper-V VM and enhanced session mode works fine, no issues.

Yeah, it was an issue on the leak and if you tried to install 22000.51 but got 22000.1 instead.

Not that you've got it working with 22000.65 I'll give it another shot - because having o turn off Enhanced Session every time to be able to use the VM was a PITA.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge , Arc
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
I have Windows 11 22000.65 in a Hyper-V VM and enhanced session mode works fine, no issues.
It's currently grayed out for me.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
It's currently grayed out for me.

Do you have Windows 11 Pro installed in the VM? I am not sure if Home will allow enhanced session since it relies upon RDP server, which Home will not have. I don't ever remember having any issue with enhanced session even back to the leaked version. Here is my Windows 11 Pro:



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UPDATE: I just installed Windows 11 Home in a VM and it looks like enhanced session will remain greyed out.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Education
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7773
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce MX150
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 512GB NVMe SSD
    SK Hynix 512GB SATA SSD
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
Correct. W11 Home. :-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Correct. W11 Home. :)
That's the problem then. Windows 11 Home does not have RDP server, therefore enhanced session won't be available.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Education
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7773
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce MX150
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 512GB NVMe SSD
    SK Hynix 512GB SATA SSD
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
Mine wasn't Home, though. I'll check on the latest to see if it is working correctly now.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge , Arc
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
I used almost the same settings as in this tutorial, except I had to disable "Secure Boot" for the Windows 11 Pro .ISO to install on my Hyper-V
1a Install Hyper-V_ 1FAILED.jpg
1aInstall Hyper-V_ 2Settings TPM ON now.jpg
1aInstall Hyper-V_ 3Install Win11_ 1.jpg
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self made in 2023
    CPU
    i7-12900K @ 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 APEX
    Memory
    2/16 GB Critical DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
    Sound Card
    On board sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27 inch LED
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Samsung SSD w/ 3 partitions
    250 GB Samsung SSD for WSE 2016 BU OS
    1 TB Samsung SSD (Storage)
    PSU
    RM850x SHIFT 80 PLUS Gold Fully Modular
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 Compact - Mid Tower
    Browser
    EDGE
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro x2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LG gram 15, 15.6" Laptop
    CPU
    Core i5-1135G7
    Motherboard
    LG
    Memory
    16GB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated - Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Onboard sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" IPS Display
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB
    Browser
    EDGE
I have a clean install of W11 Pro in a Hyper-V VM with Enhanced session available and working. It was a 22000.51 install, but WU has since updated it to .65 and now to .71. It is installed in a generation 2 VM (for UEFI/secure boot/TPM support).

W11 VM with Enhanced session.PNG


I also have other VMs with W10 or W11 Home installed, but as has been noted 8/10/11 Home can't use Enhanced session, whatever generation of VM, only 8/10/11 Pro.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
Yours is an excellent walk through of Hyper-V. I've been using VirtualBox and just never bothered to get into the Hyper-V console, until I read your post.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Intel NUC i7-5557U
    CPU
    3.10 gigahertz Intel Core i7-5557U
    Motherboard
    NUC5i7RYB
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio; Intel® Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus MX279; Dell S2415H
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung M2 NVMe; SanDisk SSD
    PSU
    On board
    Cooling
    On board
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    200 MB/s
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft

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