Is Hyper-V Missing on your Windows PC? Here’s how to Enable it!

In Windows Hyper-V Manager Allows Users to Create Virtual Machines, Run and Manage Multiple Operating Systems on a Single Physical Server.

If you’re looking to run multiple operating systems on a single physical server, Windows Hyper-V manager is a great option. But it becomes so frustrating when you can’t see the Hyper-V option on your PC.

If you are facing the Hyper-V missing issue, then this article will guide you to fix and get it back

How to Enable the Missing Hyper-V in Windows 11

If you are unable to view the Hyper-V manager on your Windows 11/10 computer, then there could be two possible reasons for this. First, on your system, the Hyper-V feature is not enabled, and the second one is you are in Windows 10/11 Home editions.

Follow the below-mentioned solutions to fix this issue.

1. Open the Run command by pressing Windows + R, type appwiz.cpl and hit enter. This command will open the Programs and Features window.

appwiz.cpl run dialogbox
appwiz.cpl run dialogbox

2. In the left pane of the Programs and Features window, click on the Turn Windows features on or off link. It will open the Windows features.

Alternatively, you can also directly search for Turn Windows features on or off in the Windows search bar to open it directly.


3. Once you are in the Windows Features window, look for the Hyper-V option and checkmark it. This will install Hyper-V and enable the feature.

Enabling Hyper V

4. Once Windows completes the request, click on Restart now on the following prompt.

After restarting, you will be able to see the Hyper-V options on your system and you can then it by searching for the same in the Windows Search bar.

How do I enable Hyper-V Manager in Windows 11 home?

As Windows 10 Home and Windows 11 Home editions are limited in features, users often face issues with functionalities like Domain Join, Group Policy Management, BitLocker, Remote Desktop, Device Guard, and Hyper-V.

However, there is a solution to enable the Hyper-V home edition using Script. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to enable Hyper-V on Windows 10 Home.

Follow the steps below to enable Hyper-V on Windows 10 Home edition:

1. Open Notepad and Copy-paste the below-mentioned code.

pushd "%~dp0" dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages*Hyper-V*.mum >hyper-v.txt for /f %%i in ('findstr /i . hyper-v.txt 2^>nul') do dism /online /norestart /add-package:"%SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages%%i" del hyper-v.txt Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V -All /LimitAccess /ALL pause

2. Save the Notepad file as Hyper-V.bat on the Desktop.

3. Right-click on the bat file and choose run as administrator.

4. Once the Script is executed successfully, you will get the confirmation message in the same command prompt window to restart the system.

Press Y to restart. After the Restart, you will get Hyper-v has an optional feature.

6. Now open the run command by pressing Windows + R, type optionalfeatures.exe, and hit enter. This command will open Windows Optional features.

7. Under the Turn Windows Features on or off, Locate Hyper-V and checkmark the Hyper-V management tools and Hyper-V Platform box.

Enabling Hyper V

8. Finally, click on OK and Restart the system. This will enable Hyper-V on the Home version of Windows.

By following these steps, users can enable Hyper-V on their Windows 10 Home edition. However, it is important to note that enabling Hyper-V requires administrative privileges, and any errors or mistakes during the process can cause damage to the system.

What is Hyper-V?

Hyper-V is a virtualization technology from Microsoft that allows users to create and run virtual machines (VMs) on Windows operating systems. With the help of Hyper-V, users can run multiple operating systems on a single machine without the need for additional hardware.

Hyper-V is an essential tool for developers, IT professionals, and power users who want to experiment with different operating systems, test software, or run legacy applications.

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