How to Install and Enable Hyper-V on Windows 10

Windows 10 Guide

As you are here reading this guide, you must be going to create virtual machines. Make sure you check whether your PC is Hyper-V compatible. So now we will see how to install and enable Hyper-V on Windows 10. This needs to be activated first in order to proceed with the virtual machines. This guide will focus on two methods to install and enable Hyper-V, one being the manual installation and the other is using PowerShell.

How to Install and Enable Hyper-V on Windows 10

Option 1: Manually Install Hyper-V and enable Hyper-V on Windows 10

  1. Press Windows + X keys to open Program and Features.
  2. Now in Program and Features, you will see Turn Windows Features on or off on the left pane. Click it.
  3. A popup window (Windows Features) will open. From the list, look for Hyper-V option.
  4. You need to check the boxes against all Hyper-V category options.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Reboot your PC when prompted after the installation.

Option 2: Install Hyper-V with PowerShell and enable Hyper-V on Windows 10

  1. Go to Start and type PowerShell in the search bar.
  2. In the search result you will see Windows PowerShell.  Right click it and select Run as administrator.
  3. Confirm when prompted.
  4. Now in the PowerShell windows, type the following command,
    Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All
  5. Then press Enter.
  6. Reboot the PC once the installation completes.

That’s everything you need to know how to install and enable Hyper-V on Windows 10. Check out how to fix Backup error 0x807800c5 in Windows 10.