Hyper-V on Home Edition  


  1. Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Home 22H2 ( build SO 19045.3758 )
       #1

    Hyper-V on Home Edition


    i'm on Windows 10 20H2 version, build SO 19052.867

    Okay, in the Home Edition of Windows 10 Hyper-V is not and cannot be enabled, but then why in System Infornation I see this:
    Hyper-V on Home Edition-immagine-2021-03-10-102629.png
    and in Windows Features this:
    Hyper-V on Home Edition-immagine-2021-03-10-104200.png
    and when I start Disk Management I read for a moment:

    "Connecting to the Virtual Disks service "

    Which virtual disk connection?

    I only have physical disks: who does the Windows connect to?
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  2. Posts : 31,130
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    Minnie said:
    i'm on Windows 10 20H2 version, build SO 19052.867
    Okay, in the Home Edition of Windows 10 Hyper-V is not and cannot be enabled, but then why in System Information I see this....
    and in Windows Features this....

    Windows 10 Home does not include the Hyper-V Management Tools, or the Hyper-V Platform that provides the services you can use to create and manage virtual machines. However, that doesn't mean Home is not capable of using virtualisation. Besides VMWare or Virtualbox that can run on W10 Home, the Windows Subsystem for Linux requires virtualisation. That is what those items in Windows Features are for...


    Does WSL 2 use Hyper-V? Will it be available on Windows 10 Home?

    WSL 2 is available on all SKUs where WSL is currently available, including Windows 10 Home.

    The newest version of WSL uses Hyper-V architecture to enable its virtualization. This architecture will be available in the 'Virtual Machine Platform' optional component...
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...indows-10-home


    So what you have in Home is just enough of the Hyper-V architecture to support WSL, but not the parts required to create and run Hyper-V VMs.
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  3. Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Home 22H2 ( build SO 19045.3758 )
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the clarification, Bree.

    However I think, in any case, the Linux subsystem I will not use it will not
    being a developer.

    So it also means the Home Edition having some components installed
    provides that delay in opening Disk Management with the words: 'Connecting to the Virtual Disks service ...'?

    Sorry for the English translation.
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  4. Posts : 31,130
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    Minnie said:
    ...that delay in opening Disk Management with the words: 'Connecting to the Virtual Disks service ...'?
    The Virtual Disk Service (VDS) is nothing to do with Hyper-V or virtualisation, despite its name. It provides disk management services for all types of disks and is required by Disk Management.

    The Virtual Disk Service (VDS) manages a wide range of storage configurations, from single-disk desktops to external storage arrays.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...service-portal

    In Services you will see that it's start up type is Manual and that normally it is not running.

    Hyper-V on Home Edition-image.png

    When Disk Management says 'Connecting to virtual disk service...' it mean that it is starting up the service. If you look in Services now you'll see the VDS is running, and when you close Disk Management you'll see the service has been stopped.
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  5. Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Home 22H2 ( build SO 19045.3758 )
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I can only say thank you very much for your thorough and quick response.

    "Who knows things ... teaches, who doesn't know them ... learns."

    Thanks again, Bree.
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  6. Posts : 18,401
    Windows 11 Pro
       #6

    You can enable Hyper-V on Windows 10 Home:
    Enabling HyperV on Home
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