Virtualization Enable or Disable Hyper-V in Windows 11


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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.

When Hyper-V is enabled, each account can use Hyper-V Manager (virtmgmt.msc) to manage their own virtual machines.

Hyper-V requirements:
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Hyper-V feature for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable Hyper-V.



Contents



EXAMPLE: Hyper-V Manager

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Option One

Enable or Disable Hyper-V in Windows Features


1 Open Windows Features (OptionalFeatures.exe).

2 Do step 3 (enable) or step 4 (disable) below for what you want.

3 Enable Hyper-V

A) Check Hyper-V, Hyper-V Management Tools, and Hyper-V Platform. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 5.​

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4 Disable Hyper-V

This is the default setting.


A) Uncheck Hyper-V, Hyper-V Management Tools, and Hyper-V Platform. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 5.​

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5 Click/tap on Restart when ready to apply. (see screenshot below)

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Option Two

Enable or Disable Hyper-V in PowerShell


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(Enable Hyper-V)
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName "Microsoft-Hyper-V" -All

OR​

(Disable Hyper-V)

This is the default setting.


Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName "Microsoft-Hyper-V"


3 When prompted to restart the computer to apply, type Y, and press Enter when ready.

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Option Three

Enable or Disable Hyper-V in Command Prompt


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(Enable Hyper-V)
DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:"Microsoft-Hyper-V" -All

OR​

(Disable Hyper-V)

This is the default setting.


DISM /Online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:"Microsoft-Hyper-V"


3 When prompted to restart the computer to apply, type Y when ready.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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