You can enable Hyper-V in Windows 11 as an optional feature built into the operating system by default. Allows you to create virtual machines to install and run the guest operating system on virtual machines. However, Hyper-V is only available for the Pro, Education, and Enterprise version of the operating system. If you are using the Home version, then you have to rely on a third-party virtual device manager.
If you don’t want to use a third-party virtual machine manager, here’s how to install Hyper-V on Windows 11 Home using a bulk script hack.
How to enable virtual machines in Windows 11
Hyper-V is a simple monitoring tool and requires virtual machines to be enabled in BIOS to work. Most modern systems support virtual machines, and you can enable them in the BIOS.
The following steps are for an HP laptop. See the user manual or knowledge base resources on the computer manufacturer’s website for other systems.
To enable virtual machines in BIOS:
- Turn off your computer if it is on.
- Click on Energy button to turn on the computer and then start pressing F10 . key To enter the BIOS. The BIOS setup key varies by manufacturer. So, use F10, F2, F12, F1, or Del And see which one suits you best.
- Once in the BIOS setup utility, open the file ranking tab.
- Use the down arrow key and highlight default technology.
- He hits Enters then select maybe. press Enters again to make the selection.
- After that, press F10 To save changes and exit BIOS.
- Your computer will restart with virtual machines enabled. You can now proceed with the installation of Hyper-V on your system.
How to install Hyper-V on Windows 11 Home
The next step is to create and run a batch script to install the files required to enable Hyper-V in Windows 11 Home.
Before proceeding with the next set of steps, create a restore point. This will help you restore your computer to its current state if something goes wrong during the process.
To enable Hyper-V in Windows 11 Home:
1. Open the new Notepad file. To do this, press Win + R.Type notepad and click yes.
2. In the notepad file, copy and paste the following script:
dir /b %SystemRoot%
for /f %%i in (‘findstr /i . hv.txt 2^>nul’) do dism /online /norestart /add-package:”%SystemRoot%
Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V -All /LimitAccess /ALL
3. Press Ctrl + S. Opens the save dialog.
4. In the file name field, type a bat. The .paddle The extension at the end of the file name is important for script execution.
5. Next, click on the dropdown menu for save as type and choose All files.
6. Click Memorizes button to save the file.
7. Next, right-click on File a bat file and select Run as administrator. click yes If prompted by User Account Control.
8. The script will start executing at the command prompt to install Hyper-V. It may take some time, so wait for the process to complete.
9. Once done, you will see a message that the process has completed successfully.
10. Genre s To confirm and restart your computer. If not, enter N to exit Command Prompt.
Note that you will need to restart your computer to apply the changes. After the restart, you should have Hyper-V installed in Windows 11 Home. Type Hyper-V in Windows search and click Hyper-V Manager to create a new virtual machine.
If it is still not available, you can enable Hyper-V using the Windows Features dialog, Command Prompt, and Windows PowerShell.
How to disable Hyper-V on Windows 11 Home
You can disable Hyper-V in Windows 11 Home using the Windows Features dialog.
To disable Hyper-V:
- press Win + R. to open a file Being chat box.
- Writes Optionalfeatures.exe and click yes.
- In the Windows features dialog, locate Hyper-V option.
- Deselect a file Hyper-V option and click yes. Wait for the uninstall process to complete.
- Next, tap Restart now To restart your computer and apply the changes.
Run Hyper-V on Windows 11 Home
Microsoft has officially restricted the use of Hyper-V in the Pro, Education, and Enterprise edition of the operating system. However, a small BIOS tweak and a handy batch script can help you install Hyper-V on Windows 11 Home.
Once you have Hyper-V running, you can install Windows, Ubuntu, and other supported operating systems into a virtual machine.