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How To Install Hyper-V on Windows 10 on vSphere 6.5

Submitted by on October 9, 2018 – 2:44 amNo Comment

Recently, I needed to try out some of the new Microsoft Hyper-V features on the Windows 10 system. However, when I tried to enable Hyper-V on Windows 10, which was running as a virtual machine (VM) on my vSphere 6.5 environment, the Hyper-V Hypervisor feature was grayed-out. Then, when I hovered the cursor over it, I received a message stating that “Hyper-V cannot be installed.

The processor does not have the required virtualization capabilities.” If you, like me, are running your Windows 10 instance on a hypervisor, the CPU virtualization features might be masked off in the VM, but it is in fact possible to run Hyper-V on a Windows 10 instance being virtualized on VMware vSphere 6.5 in just a few steps. In this article, I’ll show you how I exposed the CPU features needed to run Hyper-V on my system.

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