How to Fix Hyper-V Not Showing in Windows 11, 10

Have you ever experienced the issue of Hyper-V not appearing on Windows 11 or 10? This situation can prevent you from enabling the feature and using Hyper-V virtual machines correctly. Typically, the cause of this problem is the lack of meeting operating system or hardware requirements.

What are the Requirements to use Hyper-V on Windows?

The requirements for Hyper-V are as follows:

Software Requirements:

The Hyper-V role can only be enabled on Windows 11/10 Enterprise, Windows 11/10 Pro, and Windows 11/10 Education. If you are running Windows 11/10 Home, you will not be able to find the Hyper-V role in the system unless you use specific methods.

Hardware Requirements:

If you are already using the correct OS version, the reason for Hyper-V not appearing may be the failure to enable Virtualization Technology or the lack of a CPU that supports VM Monitor Mode Extension.

To solve the issue of Hyper-V not appearing, we will provide a checklist of what needs to be prepared beforehand and how to properly enable or install Hyper-V on Windows 10/11. Keep reading and try the solutions provided.

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How to Solve Hyper-V Not Showing on Windows 11

As stated above, the problem of Hyper-V not appearing is most likely due to not meeting the system or hardware requirements. To resolve this issue in Windows 11, please check the following list item by item, and then enable Hyper-V with the correct steps.

Checklist before Installing Hyper-V on Windows 11

1. Check CPU support for SLAT

Check if your PC has a 64-bit CPU that supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT), such as modern Intel or AMD 64-bit processors.

2. Check if Visualization is Enabled in BIOS

It is necessary to enable visualization in the BIOS setup menu. Press F2 (or another specific key according to brands and models) to access BIOS and select Advanced > Virtualization.

Tip: Read our detailed guide on how to boot Windows into BIOS.

3. Upgrade to Windows 11 Pro or Above

If you are using a Windows version that does not support the Hyper-V feature, such as Windows 11 Home version, then Hyper-V will not appear. Upgrade your computer to Windows 11 Pro first.

4. Prepare Enough Memory Size

Prepare enough memory size for the expected VM workloads, at least 4 GB.

5. Verify Hardware Compatibility

Verify the compatibility on Windows. Open the command prompt, type “systeminfo“, then check the “Hyper-V Requirements” section and its value “YES,” which means you can enable the Hyper-V role. If it shows “No,” please go back to check the requirements.

3 Ways to Enable Hyper-V on Windows 11

1. Enable Hyper-V on Windows 11 via Control Panel

On a computer that meets all the requirements, access Windows features to enable Hyper-V on Windows 11.

1. Launch Control Panel and open “Turn Windows features on or off” (or search for “Windows features” on the taskbar) to check if the Hyper-V option has been checked.


2. If it has not been checked, go to the opened Windows Features wizard, select all the Hyper-V features, and click OK. This process may take a while to apply the changes on Windows 11 Pro.

3. After completing the requested changes, reboot the PC by clicking “Restart now.” Then you can enable the Hyper-V Manager on Windows 11 Pro, allowing you to create and manage virtual machines efficiently.

2. Enable Hyper-V on Windows 11 with Windows PowerShell

You can also install Hyper-V with PowerShell command in Windows 11, try the following:

1. Press the Win key and type “PowerShell” to run it as an administrator.


2. Type the command and press Enter to run the command:

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

Wait for the process to complete.

3. Restart your computer.

3. Enable Hyper-V on Windows 11 using Command Line

Alternatively, you can also use the Command Line to enable Hyper-V on your Windows 11 computer. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Press the “Win” key and search for “CMD“.

2. Right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator“.

run cmd as administrator
run cmd as administrator

3. Type the following command and press “Enter“:

DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /All /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V

Wait for the installation to complete.

3. Restart your computer.

3 Ways to check if Hyper-V is enabled

Once you’ve enabled Hyper-V using any of the above methods, you may want to check whether it’s working correctly. Here are three ways to do that:

1. Check if the Hyper-V services are running

Press “Win + R” and type “services.msc” in the Run dialog box. In the Services window, check if all the services beginning with “Hyper-V” are “Running”.

search and open services
search and open services

2. Use PowerShell

Enter the following command to check the status: Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V If the “State” reads “Enabled”, then Hyper-V is enabled properly on your Windows 11 computer.

3. Use Windows Features

Open Windows Features to check the Hyper-V box or directly search for “Hyper-V Manager” to see if you can launch it now.

If, after all the troubleshooting and checking, your Hyper-V is still not started properly, it may be time to consider whether there is a problem with your installed operating system or some other relatively rare causes. In that case, you may need to turn to professionals for further help.

It’s evident that not all issues have a definitive solution, despite having enabled Hyper-V on your Windows 11/10 system with success. There are several unpredictable variables that can lead to the failure of virtual machines (VMs). That’s why it’s crucial to choose the appropriate tool to safeguard Hyper-V VMs in the event of significant data loss caused by system glitches or hardware malfunctions.

It’s essential to understand that merely enabling Hyper-V doesn’t guarantee that your virtual machines will function flawlessly. Technical problems such as system crashes, power failures, hardware damage, and software conflicts can disrupt the smooth functioning of VMs. These challenges can cause severe data loss and can even make it impossible to recover critical files and data.

Therefore, selecting a reliable and efficient tool that can protect Hyper-V VMs from such disasters is crucial. Such tools offer a comprehensive backup solution that enables you to create backup copies of your virtual machines at regular intervals. These backups can be restored in the event of system failure or data loss, ensuring that your critical data remains secure.

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