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How to Install Windows 11 on a Hyper-V Virtual Machine


Virtualization has always been an efficient way to test and run different operating systems without dedicating an entire physical machine to the task. Hyper-V, Microsoft's virtualization platform, is a fantastic tool for this. If you're interested in testing Windows 11 without disturbing your main OS, then installing it on a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM) is a good option. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Be sure to check the prerequisites below the post before proceeding.

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Enable Hyper-V

2. Open Hyper-V Manager

3. Create a New Virtual Machine

4. Assign Memory

5. Configure Networking

6. Connect Virtual Hard Disk

7. Select Installation Options

8. Complete the Setup

9. Install Windows 11

10. Install Integration Services

Once Windows 11 is installed, ensure that Integration Services are set up. This will make your VM more responsive and offer a better user experience.

Conclusion

Now you've got Windows 11 running in a virtual environment, thanks to Hyper-V! This is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the new OS, test software, or configure settings without risking your primary system. Happy testing!

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Posted: 2023-09-21
By: dwirch
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Requirements

  1. Windows 10/11 Pro or Enterprise: Hyper-V is only available on these versions. If you have access to Windows Server, even better.
  2. A system that supports virtualization: Ensure virtualization is enabled in the BIOS or UEFI settings.
  3. Windows 11 ISO: Download the ISO file from the official Microsoft website or another legitimate source.

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