Installing Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Vista 64x

Posted on 2008-10-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
Hi Experts,

I'm very interested in Microsoft's new Hyper-V server.  If I understand corerctly, Hyper-V Server is the standalone version of the Server 2008 integrated version of Hyper-V.

I have Windows Vista 64bit installed on my laptop which is compatible with Hyper-V if I'm not mistaken but when I start the installation, it looks like it's trying to upgarde to windows 2008.  The installation itself looks like a Windows installation.

I don't want to break my Vista!

Has anyone done this installation before?
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dathho earned 300 total points
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AFAIK the only component that runs on Vista is the Hyper-V manager.

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Oh ....

That can be a problem.

I was sure Hyper-V Server itself runs on Vista 64....
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You have been misinformed.

The Hyper-V Role which actually does the virtualisation does NOT run on Windows Vista. It can ONLY run on Windows Server 2008, which is the reason why you pay a vast amount more for the Server software than you do for Windows Vista.

However, you CAN run the Hyper-V Management Tool on a Windows Vista computer. This enables you to interface with a Server 2008 running Hyper-V, for example when you install Server 2008 in a Server Core configuration. However I will reiterate that you CANNOT run Hyper-V on your Vista computer.


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Thanks guys

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Thank you
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You're most welcome, thanks!

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