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Install the Hyper-V feature using PowerShell

Last updated on July 17, 2023

To install the Hyper-V feature using PowerShell, you can use the Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature cmdlet.

Here’s an example of how you can accomplish this:

# Install the Hyper-V feature
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All

Make sure to run PowerShell with administrative privileges to install the feature. The Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature cmdlet is used to enable or install Windows optional features, such as Hyper-V, on a Windows operating system.

Executing the above PowerShell command will install the Hyper-V feature on the local machine. The -Online parameter indicates that the feature is installed on the currently running operating system. The -FeatureName parameter specifies the name of the feature to install, which in this case is Microsoft-Hyper-V. The -All parameter ensures that all sub-features of Hyper-V are installed.

Once the command completes successfully, the Hyper-V feature will be installed on the machine. You can verify the installation by checking for the “Hyper-V Manager” in the Windows Administrative Tools or by running the Get-WindowsOptionalFeature cmdlet to view the status of installed features.

Please note that the installation process may require a system restart, and the availability of the Hyper-V feature may depend on your Windows version and edition.

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