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Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 Tools by Ed Bott

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Chapter 10. Hyper-V

My office has become considerably less cluttered in recent years, thanks to a Windows 10 feature called Hyper-V. Where there once was a workbench full of PCs in all shapes and sizes, using power and generating heat and noise, now those PCs are virtual.

Hyper-V adds virtualization capabilities to desktop versions of Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions, using the same industrial-strength hypervisor found in Windows Server editions. If you need a PC for testing purposes, you can build one, virtually, with just a few clicks. If you’ve never used Hyper-V, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.

The benefits of virtualization are profound. Consider these scenarios:

You want to evaluate a new software program without the risk messing ...

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