Installing Hyper-v on a windows 11 Home edition

To install Hyper-v, you typically open the add features menu in windows and add Hyper-v, this works in Windows Pro, but does not work in windows Home

In Windows Home, it is a very simple process

Create a file and name it (hv.bat), mind you, this is the whole name, where bet is the new file extension, make sure you don’t have an hv.bat.txt undreneath (Make sure windows is showing you the extensions)

Now, All you need to do is put the following text in the batch file (hv.bat), then Run it as administrator

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

Once done, the command prompt will ask you whether you would like to restart your computer to apply changes, I would suggest you respond with N (For no) and take your time closing all your applications etc… then restart manually

Right after the restart, hit the windows key on your computer, and type hyper-v, the application should appear and you can run it, it works just like it does on the pro version

Happy computing 😉

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