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.
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