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Windows 8 and hyper-v


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Hi guys, iv been trying to install hyper-v to my windows 8 pro computer but every time i let it restart to finish installing it won't boot to my desktop and just shows my boot screen and i have to in the end restore the computer to an earlier time, so i was wondering if anyone would know what could be wrong with my computer.

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I have been running it for more than a year now with no issues. What CPU & GPU are you running it on and? Also ensure your motherboard & BIOS support virtualization and it is enabled.

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I am running a i5-2400 process and gpu is ATI Radeon HD 5780 Series

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Gigabyte motherboard?

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I am using Gigabyte GA-H67MA-USB3-B3 motherboard if that helps.

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You need to update the BIOS.  There've been numerous issues with Gigabyte boards and Hyper-V.

 

 

Also, the Execute Disable Bit option in the Bios needs to be enabled.

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Speaking of Hyper-V, I found a surprise in the Hyper-V support category - AMD APUs (certainly most of them, if not all of them).

 

I had an older AMD APU (E350-based) notebook come in this week that has turned out to be far more broken (software-wise) than expected - not only was the core install broken, but so was the factory restore image (it came with Windows 7 pre-installed).  That means that a complete from-scratch reinstall is a necessary.  (So NOT fun.)

 

However, to make sure that it was, in fact, the OS itself, I killed the existing OS install (but not the restore partitions) and threw Windows 8 Pro on as a check-test.  The install went swimmingly.  As a further check, I installed updated drivers for everything - from graphics to networking; still no problems.  Finally, I went into the Programs and Features part of Control Panel, and the Hyper-V checkboxes - now if your CPU/APU does NOT support Extended Processor Tables, while you will be able to add the Hyper-V management tools, the Hyper-V core won't install (as is the case with my desktop - the LGA775-based Intel Q6600, and all of its socketmates, don't support Extended Processor Tables - hence, no Hyper-V in Windows 8).  However, this AMD APU-based notebook does indeed support the APU equivalent of EPT, and the E-350 is one of AMD's older APUs.  (Rather amusingly, the NIQ, or Notebook in Question, is an Acer Aspire 5250.)

 

A decided surprise.

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Bro had similar issues, turned out with was USB3 so check into that too.

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Ok thanks for that guys i will update my bios and il enable the execution thing as well 

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