Hyper-V CPU requirements for a laptop

Hi Experts,

I have a customer who uses a very old piece of software that only runs on Win 98. She want's to get a new laptop and run a Hyper-V VM of Win 98 so she can run this software. What are the CPU requirements for Hyper-V to run?
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
hyper-v does not support operating systems earlier than xp so that won't work
your options are either virtual box (free) though they state on their site windows 98 will run but might be a bit slow unless you disable hardware virtualization for it (which would restrict newer windows versions from running) or use vmware player which is free for non-commercial use

Supported Windows Guest Operating Systems for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Download VirtualBox

Download VMware Player

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use VMware Workstation on Windows 10 (and on Windows 8.1 before that). I have a Windows 98 virtual machine and it works just great inside VMware Workstation. In fact my Windows 98 VM goes back many years and continues to run in new VMware Workstation installations. Workstation is very robust, modestly priced and better / more flexible than VMware Player (although Player will work).
Dougj182Author Commented:
Thanks for the quick response. This will fix the issue.
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