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.
The defaultÂ automatic stop actionÂ is to save the state of virtual machines at the shut down orÂ restartÂ of the Hyper-V host. It means that if a VM was running before a shut down or restart, Hyper-V willÂ startÂ it automatically at the next startup. TheÂ automatic stop actionÂ is configured for each VM individually.
There are three options available to manage the automatic stop action of a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM):
This tutorial will show you how to change the automatic stop of action of a Hyper-V virtual machine for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.