Creating a virtual machine on Hyper-V
Hyper-V is a virtualization technology tool from Microsoft that is available on Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education. Hyper-V allows you to create one or multiple virtual machines to install and run different OSes on one Windows 10 PC. Having the correct Windows 10 version is not the only thing your PC needs; there are also hardware requirements:
- 64-bit CPU with Second Level Address Translation (SLAT).
- Processor must support VM Monitor Mode Extension (VT-c on Intel chips).
- 4GB of memory at a minimum.
Programs that depend on specific hardware will not work well in a virtual machine. For example, games or applications that require processing with GPUs might not work well. Also, applications relying on sub-10ms timers such as live music mixing applications or high precision times could have issues running in a virtual machine.
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