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No option to create virtual machines through Hyper V?

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April 7, 2014 2:10:10 PM

I'm currently using VMware Player with a Windows 8.1 Pro virtual machine, through this virtual machine I'm trying to create machines through Hyper V but it's not giving me and option to create a machine?
My system specs are: AMD FX-8350, Asus Sabertooth 990FX, 16GB Corsair Vengeance, is there a BIOS setting I need to enable or am I missing something?
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April 7, 2014 2:18:36 PM

1. VMWare and Hyper-V do not play well together.

2. I do not believe you can use a virtualized Windows 8.1 Pro to create a Hyper-V instance within that.

Host-Virtual-Virtual.....I don't think that works.
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April 7, 2014 2:21:51 PM

USAFRet said:
1. VMWare and Hyper-V do not play well together.

2. I do not believe you can use a virtualized Windows 8.1 Pro to create a Hyper-V instance within that.

Host-Virtual-Virtual.....I don't think that works.


Looks like I'm going to have to install 8.1 Pro on my computer instead of 7 then, looks like Hyper V is going to be my best bet for virtual machines.
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April 7, 2014 2:21:56 PM

likedxm said:
I'm currently using VMware Player with a Windows 8.1 Pro virtual machine, through this virtual machine I'm trying to create machines through Hyper V but it's not giving me and option to create a machine?
My system specs are: AMD FX-8350, Asus Sabertooth 990FX, 16GB Corsair Vengeance, is there a BIOS setting I need to enable or am I missing something?


VMWare Workstation includes the ability to virtualize the VT-x extensions and I have used this to successfully run VirtualBox within VMWare Workstation, but I do not know if VMWare Player includes this functionality. I highly expect that it would have been stripped out for marketing purposes.

EDIT: Hyper-V is a type-1 hypervisor which means that all operating systems, including the parent partition used to administrate Hyper-V, will be virtualized. This can have an adverse effect on the performance of real-time applications, especially HD movie playback and gaming.

If you want to run virtual machines on a desktop, VMWare Workstation is the best solution bar none, but Virtualbox makes a good case as a free option.
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