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:

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

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Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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