How do I install Hyper-V on Arm?

This guide is intended to get you up and running with this tool quickly with the most common settings. For a thorough review of all options, refer to the official documentation.

You can use Hyper-V to create and run virtual machines using Windows 11 on Arm.


There is nothing to download to enable Hyper-V.

What should I consider before installing Hyper-V?

Arm virtual machines on Windows with Hyper-V require Windows 11 version 22H2 or newer.

To check your Windows version hold down the Windows Key and press R. In the Run dialog box type winver.

A dialog will appear with your version information.

Look for Version 22H2 or newer.

Here is a screenshot of winver:

Image Alt Text:Windows version


You must enable Hyper-V on a physical computer. It cannot be enabled on a virtual machine such as an Azure Arm instance running Windows 11.

Follow the instructions below to enable Hyper-V on Windows on Arm.

There are multiple ways to enable Hyper-V:

  • Use the Control Panel
  • Use the Command Prompt or PowerShell command line

Pick one alternative, you don’t need to do both.

How do I enable Hyper-V using the Control Panel?

  1. Click the Windows button, find and open the Control Panel

  2. In Control Panel click Programs and then click Turn Windows features on or off

A dialog should appear:

Image Alt Text:Hyper-V off

  1. Select Hyper-V and click OK

Image Alt Text:Hyper-V on

How do I enable Hyper-V from the command line?

  1. Open a Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell

  2. Run the DISM command below to enable Hyper-V:


            DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /All /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V

The output should include the message:


        The operation completed successfully.



Restart your computer to finish enabling Hyper-V.

Start Hyper-V

Hyper-V Manager should now be available in the applications menu.

Image Alt Text:Hyper-V manager

You are now ready to use Hyper-V to create virtual machines on your Windows on Arm device.


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