Install Windows 11 in Hyper-V
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How to Install Windows 11 in Hyper-V

Learn the steps to install Windows 11 in Hyper-V Virtual machine running on Windows 11 to experience the OS. Hyper-V is a virtualization platform that permits installing nearly all types of operating systems virtually. It is obtainable as a standalone system to run on bare metal machines or you can use it as an additional feature in Windows pro editions. Let’s have a look at how to Install Windows 11 on Hyper-V. There are different ways to install Windows 11 in a virtual machine like Oracle VirtualBox, VMware Player, and VMware Workstation. In a meantime, there is a simple way to install Windows 11 using Microsoft’s own virtual machine Hyper-V. So, in this blog, you will learn how to run Windows 11 in Hyper-V in Windows 11.

I’m sure many of you have already upgraded your Windows in Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program Microsoft has launched the testing circumstances of Windows 11. Some Windows users will upgrade their Windows when it’s the official launch and recommended.

Table of Content

How to Enable Hyper-V in Windows 11

To Enable Hyper-V on Windows 10, first, you need to enable the Hyper-V feature on your Windows 11 to start using this Microsoft hypervisor program.
Type Turn Windows Features on or off, launch Run command (Windows+R). Type optionalfeatures in the open box and then click ok.

Run command optionalfeatures

Scroll down, find Hyper-V in the features list, and select checkbox Hyper-V Management Tools, Hyper-V Platform. Click ok

Turn windows features on or off

Start enabling Hyper-V features in Windows.

Searching windows features

Once installed, select Restart now.

Windows features Hyper-V Restart now

Install Windows 11 Using Hyper-V in Windows 11

So, here you can find the guide to install Windows 11 on Hyper-V in Windows 11.

Create Windows 11 Virtual Machine

Click on the Windows search button, type Hyper-V Manager and then open it.

Search Hyper-V manager app

Under the Action menu, click on New and then Virtual Machine.

Hyper-V manager new virtual machine

New virtual machine wizard, Click Next.

New virtual machine wizard Hyper-V

Type a virtual machine name and then click Next.

Specify name and location

Choose Generation 2 and click next.

Specify generation Hyper-V

Assign the Memory/RAM you wish to provide to your Windows 11 VM, this must be at least 4 GB or higher. Click Next.

Set the amount of RAMMemory

From the Connection Drop-down box, choose Default Switch to provide network connectivity to the virtual machine and then click Next.

Hyper-V networking default switch

Select the Hard disk size that you wish to assign Windows 11 and click next.

Hyper-V virtual hard disk

To choose a Windows ISO image file, select the checkbox Install an operating system using a bootable image file and then click Browse.

Hyper-V installation options

Select your Downloaded Windows 11 ISO image file and then select open.

Browse ISO file

Click Next.

Hyper-V installation options

Review the virtual machine summary and click on the Finish button.

Hyper-V virtual machine summary

Edit Windows 11 Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Right-click the Hyper-V virtual machine and then click on Settings from the menu.

Hyper-V Manager Settings

Click on the Security option from the left pane and then enable the following options.
Enable Secure Boot,
Enable Trusted Platform Module, click ok.

Hyper-V virtual machine settings

Right-click Hyper-V VM and then select start.

Start Hyper-V virtual machine

Once again right-click on Windows 11 virtual machine and then click Connect.

Connect Hyper-V virtual machine

Clean installation of Windows 11

Press a key to boot

Press any key to boot

Windows 11 setup screen, click Next.

Windows setup

Click Install Now.

Click Install now.

Click on I don’t have a product key.

I don’t have a product key

Choose a Windows 11 operating system and then click Next.

Windows setup choose operating system

Click next after accepting Microsoft Software License Terms.

Applicable notice and license

Choose custom

Custom: install windows 11

Select the drive and then click Next.

Windows 11 setup unallocated disk

The Windows 11 installation will start.

Windows setup installing

Windows 11 Basic Setups

Choose your country or region and then click Yes.

Windows 11 right country or region

Select the keyboard layout, click next
Set up for personal use, click next
Add your Microsoft account, click next
Choose privacy settings and then click Accept.

Windows 11 privacy settings

Done, Windows 11 is successfully installed on Hyper-V Manager

Windows 11 installed

This is the way you can install Windows 11 in Hyper-V in Windows 11. 

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 18 years experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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