How To Enable Hyper V In Windows 10

Hyper-V is a built-in virtualization technology in Windows 10 that allows you to create and manage virtual machines. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to enable Hyper-V in Windows 10.


Before you can enable Hyper-V in Windows 10, you need to ensure that your computer meets the following requirements:

  • 64-bit version of Windows 10
  • A processor that supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
  • BIOS-level Hardware Virtualization support
  • At least 4 GB of RAM

Step 1: Check if your processor supports SLAT

In order to use Hyper-V, your processor must support Second Level Address Translation (SLAT). To check if your processor supports SLAT, open a Command Prompt window with administrative privileges by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows PowerShell (Admin).

Once the Command Prompt window is open, run the following command:


Look for the Hyper-V Requirements section in the output. If you see Yes next to Second Level Address Translation, your processor supports SLAT.

Step 2: Enable Hardware Virtualization in BIOS/UEFI

Make sure that hardware virtualization is enabled in your computer’s BIOS/UEFI settings. The process to enable hardware virtualization varies between different computer manufacturers and models. You may need to consult your computer’s documentation or manufacturer’s website for specific instructions.

Step 3: Enable Hyper-V in Windows 10

Now that your computer meets the prerequisites, you can enable Hyper-V in Windows 10 by following the steps below:

  1. Press Windows key + X and select Apps and Features from the menu.
  2. Click on the Programs and Features link in the right pane.
  3. Click on the Turn Windows features on or off link in the left pane.
  4. In the Windows Features dialog, scroll down and find the Hyper-V option.
  5. Check the box next to Hyper-V to enable it.
  6. Click OK to save your changes and start the installation process.
  7. Once the installation is complete, you’ll need to restart your computer.

After your computer restarts, Hyper-V is enabled, and you can start creating and managing virtual machines using the Hyper-V Manager.


In this blog post, we’ve covered how to enable Hyper-V in Windows 10. Remember to check if your processor supports SLAT and ensure hardware virtualization is enabled in your BIOS/UEFI settings before enabling Hyper-V. With Hyper-V enabled, you can now explore the world of virtualization and create your own virtual machines for testing, development, or learning purposes.