Processors that support Client Hyper-V on Windows 8

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 4 April 2013 / Last Updated on 4 April 2013]

A tip on how to determine which processors support Client Hyper-V on Windows 8.

In order for a processor to support Client Hyper-V on Windows 8, the processor must support SLAT.

The following Intel processor SKUs support SLAT:

  • Core i3
  • Core i5
  • Core i7

For a list of AMD processor SKUs that support SLAT, see here:

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/GPU120AMDRVICPUsHyperVWin8.aspx

Tip: If you have a processor that supports SLAT but you can't enable Client Hyper-V when Windows 8 is installed on the machine, check to make sure you have the latest BIOS update.

Mitch Tulloch is an eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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