The other day I needed a virtual machine (VM) on my local computer to test an application I was working on. I'm used to VMware, so I thought I'd wind up a new VM in VMware Player, but unfortunately I hadn't installed VMware Player after upgrading to Windows 8 from Windows 7.
Hyper-V to the rescue
Then I remembered, Windows 8.x comes with its own native hypervisor¹; Hyper-V. Here's how easy it is to get started with creating VMs in Hyper-V.
Creating your first virtual machine
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