Trouble enabling Hyper-V Solved


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       09 Nov 2018 #1

    Trouble enabling Hyper-V


    I have Virtualization Technology enabled in my bios, Windows Hypervisor Platform is enabled in Turn Windows features on and off, and when I type Hyper-V Manager in Windows Search the best match is Hyper-V Manager web results, so I went into Services and every Hyper-V related service is set to Manual (Triggered start). When I try to try to start them manually but click on them an clicking start I get this message" The Hyper V [Service Name] service on local computer started then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs." Even if I change them to start automatically then try starting them I get the same message, I would like to use Hyper-V if possible, so how can I fix this problem?

    Notes:
    This is a clean install of Windows with all available updates
    I'm using Windows 10 Home version 1803 and build 17134.376
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  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,915
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Nov 2018 #2

    cgrim1985 said: View Post
    II would like to use Hyper-V if possible, so how can I fix this problem?
    ...I'm using Windows 10 Home version 1803 and build 17134.376
    I'm afraid you can't in Home. Hyper-V is only available in Pro. Either upgrade to Pro, or use something like VMware instead.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Nov 2018 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    I'm afraid you can't in Home. Hyper-V is only available in Pro. Either upgrade to Pro, or use something like VMware instead.
    Okay and it is kind of stupid for it to even show up in Windows features on and off if I can't even use it.

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  4. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Nov 2018 #4

    cgrim1985 said: View Post
    Okay and it is kind of stupid for it to even show up in Windows features on and off if I can't even use it.
    No, it is not stupid. You have just misunderstood it.

    In Home edition, you cannot enable / install Hyper-V feature. It is greyed out, not available in Optional Features (#1 in screenshot). However, you can enable / install Hyper-V Management Tools (#2):

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    Those Management Tools are required in case you want to connect to and use Hyper-V virtual machines on another Hyper-V host. A Hyper-V host is a computer on your network running Pro, Education or Enterprise edition of Windows 10 where Hyper-V is enabled / installed.

    This can be compared to Remote Desktop. Your W10 Home can act as a Remote Client, a PC that connects to another computer (Remote Host) using remote desktop services. However, as only Pro, Education and Enterprise editions can act as Remote Host, you cannot connect to your W10 Home machine using remote desktop from any other machine.

    Long story, short version: Windows 10 Home edition can be used as Hyper-V client to connect to virtual machines on any Hyper-V host. However, Home edition cannot be used as Hyper-V host.

    Kari
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  5.    10 Nov 2018 #5

    Kari said: View Post
    No, it is not stupid. You have just misunderstood it.

    In Home edition, you cannot enable / install Hyper-V feature. It is greyed out, not available in Optional Features (#1 in screenshot). However, you can enable / install Hyper-V Management Tools (#2):

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    Those Management Tools are required in case you want to connect to and use Hyper-V virtual machines on another Hyper-V host. A Hyper-V host is a computer on your network running Pro, Education or Enterprise edition of Windows 10 where Hyper-V is enabled / installed.

    This can be compared to Remote Desktop. Your W10 Home can act as a Remote Client, a PC that connects to another computer (Remote Host) using remote desktop services. However, as only Pro, Education and Enterprise editions can act as Remote Host, you cannot connect to your W10 Home machine using remote desktop from any other machine.

    Long story, short version: Windows 10 Home edition can be used as Hyper-V client to connect to virtual machines on any Hyper-V host. However, Home edition cannot be used as Hyper-V host.

    Kari
    Good explanation.

    Out of interest, does anybody have any idea what the "Windows Hypervisor Platform" feature does?
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  6. Posts : 548
    Ubuntu 18.04, Windows 10 pro 18.09, win 8.1 pro
       10 Nov 2018 #6

    cereberus said: View Post
    Good explanation.

    Out of interest, does anybody have any idea what the "Windows Hypervisor Platform" feature does?
    Well, it enables virtualization cababilities, on supported hardaware, available on win 10 pro and up, probably expanding the windows 10 kernel.
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  7. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,915
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       10 Nov 2018 #7

    cgrim1985 said: View Post
    I'm using Windows 10 Home...
    While Hyper-V is not available to you, you can run other VMs. AFAIK WMware Workstation Player or Oracle VM VirtualBox both work in Home, though I haven't tried either of them myself so cannot comment.
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  8. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       16 Nov 2018 #8

    Thanks for the help everyone, I'll either get Windows 10 Pro or another VM Software.
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  9. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 6,352
    Windows / Linux : Centos, Ubuntu, OpenSuse
       17 Nov 2018 #9

    Hi there
    on W10 HOME both VMWare player and VBOX (both free) work for creating VM's.

    Before spending money on PRO test out either of those programs to see if they do what you need.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    Cheers
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