7. Configuring Hyper-V

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Understanding VHDs: In Chapter 2, “Installing Windows 8.1,” you learned about virtual hard disks (VHDs) and native boot VHDs; you also learned how to install Windows 8.1 on them. This section covers VHDs in more detail, and you learn about the new VHDX format optimized for Hyper-V and how to create, configure, and use VHDs in the virtual environment.

Creating Virtual Machines: Hyper-V, Microsoft’s virtualization technology used in Windows Server 2008 and later, was made available for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. This section introduces Client Hyper-V, the virtualization technology used in Windows 8.1. You learn how to deploy VHDs and virtual machines in Client Hyper-V and how ...

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