PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Add Hyper-V to Windows 8.1 Laptop

Doctor Scripto

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to add optional features to your laptop running Windows 8.1.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to install Hyper-V on my laptop running Windows 8.1?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Add-WindowsOptionalFeature cmdlet, and choose the –Online option.
          The feature name is case sensitive, and must be typed exactly, for example:

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


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