For those who wonder if they could use Hyper-V with Windows 8 by re-purposing their old PCs, here are some helpful hints.
- 64-bit system with Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
- 4 GB RAM (minimum)
You’ll need either Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise
To check and see if your PC supports SLAT
1. Download Coreinfo
2. Extract coreinfo.zip to your location choice
3. Open Command Prompt window and Run as administrator
4. Navigate to the coreinfo extracted location, and type coreinfo.exe –v
Since I already have Hyper-V enabled, the results produced as captured in the screenshot below
In my next post, I will walkthrough how to enable Hyper-V on Windows 8.