Hyper-VÂ enables running virtualized computer systems on top of a physical host. These virtualized systems can be used and managed just as if they were physical computer systems, however they exist in virtualized and isolated environment. Special software called a hypervisor manages access between the virtual systems and the physical hardware resources. Virtualization enables quick deployment of computer systems, a way to quickly restore systems to a previously known good state, and the ability to migrate systems between physical hosts.
Hyper-VÂ is only available on 64-bit versions of Windows 10/11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education. Hyper-V is not available on the Home edition.
You can create a shortcut of a Hyper-V virtual machine to make it easier to directly connect and start the virtual machine. You canÂ Pin to taskbar,Â Pin to Start, add toÂ All apps,Â assign a keyboard shortcutÂ to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut of a Hyper-V virtual machine in Windows 10 and Windows 11.