Creating a Virtual Machine in Windows 10 Without Application

What is Virtual Machine

Virtual Machine (VM) is the virtualization/emulation of a computer system. VMs are based on computer architecture and provide physical computer functionality. The implementation may involve special hardware, software, or a combination.

The computer system running the VM is generally referred to as the “host”, and the virtual machine created is referred to as the ” guest “. Hosts can create multiple guests, each of which can emulate a different operating system and hardware platform.

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Application to create Virtual Machine

There are many applications for creating virtual machines, some of which are quite well known such as VMware, VirtualBox, Parallels, and Hyper-V.

Do you know? If Windows 10 also has a feature to create a virtual machine. A feature of Windows for creating virtual machines is Hyper-V.

The requirements for running virtual machines with Hyper-V on Windows 10 are:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise, Pro, or Education
  • 64-bit processor with Second Level Address Translation (SLAT).
  • CPU support for VM Monitor Mode Extension (VT-c on Intel CPUs).
  • Minimum memory 4 GB.
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Comparison of VirtualBox, VMWare, Parallel and Hyper-V

Comparison of features in VirtualBox, VMWare, Parallel and Hyper-V

FeaturesBackup / SnapshotsShared FoldersDrag & DropCustom CPUCustom RAMCustom HDD SpaceNetwork SupportUSB SupportSoundcard SupportDVD/CD-ROM Support
VMware WorkstationYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Parallels Desktop YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
VMware FusionYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

Performance comparison on VirtualBox, VMWare, Parallel and Hyper-V

Performance impact
Easy to useCustomer Support
VMware Workstation4.5/5.04.4/5.04.9/5.0
Parallels Desktop 4.8/5.04.5/5.04.5/5.0
VMware Fusion4.7/5.04.5/5.04.9/5.0

Creating a Virtual Machine with Hyper-V on Windows

One of the advantages of Hyper-V is:

  • Free.
  • Fast speed and high efficiency.
  • Virtual machines can be used with Azure.
  • No need to download separately.
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Steps to enable Hyper-V on Windows

  1. On the Windows search button, type ” Turn Windows Features on or off “, then select it and click ” Turn Windows Features on or off” in the selection results.
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  1. In the Windows Features Window, expand “ Hyper-V ” and check “ Hyper-V Management Tools ” and “ Hyper-V Platform ”. Then click the “OK” button. Restart the PC you are using.
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Steps to create a Virtual Machine with Hyper-V on Windows

  1. Open “ Hyper-V Quick Create ” from start menu
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  1. Select “ Local installation source ”, then click “ Change Installation source.. ” and navigate to your “iso” or “vhd/vhdx” file. Then select ” Create Virtual Machine “.
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