Install Hyper-V on Windows 11 Using PowerShell

Whether you are looking to install Hyper-V on Windows 10 or Windows 11, Hyper-V is an essential component of any virtualized environment. Hyper-V can help make your IT infrastructure more flexible and easier to manage by enabling Hyper-V containers, dynamic memory, differencing disks, nested virtualization. This blog post will show you how to install Hyper- V on Windows 11 using PowerShell!

About PowerShell

PowerShell is a powerful scripting language that enables you to quickly and easily manage your Windows environment. With PowerShell, you can automate tasks, run commands, and manage your system settings. In addition, PowerShell cmdlets can be used to manage Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines.

Installing Hyper-V on Windows 11

To install Hyper-V on Windows 11, you will need to install the Hyper-V role. The Hyper-V role can be installed using PowerShell or the Server Manager GUI. In this example, I will show you how to install the Hyper- V role using PowerShell.

To start the install, Open a PowerShell session using Run as Administrator and run the following cmdlet.

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V-All

Once the installation is completed, you will need to restart the computer. After restart, you will find the Hyper-V console available in the start menu, as shown below.

About Hyper-V


Hyper-V is a virtualization software Hypervisor from Microsoft, enabling users to create and manage virtual machines on Windows. Hyper-V was first made available as part of Windows Server 2008.

Hyper-V can be installed on Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education computers. Hyper-V can also be installed on Windows Server 2016. Hyper-V is a feature of Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education that enables you to create and manage virtual machines on your computer.

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