Windows 8.1 Pro Hyper-V issue

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Windows 8.1 Pro Hyper-V issue

Postby dmetzler » 21. Apr 2014, 19:22

I am running Virtual Box 4.3.10 r93012 on a MacBook Pro:

MacBook Pro Retina, Mid 2012
Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB
OS X: 10.9.2

VM:

Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit)
Memory: 8GB
Hardware Virtualization:
[X] Enable VT-X/AMD-V
[X] Enabled Nested Paging

I have Visual Studio 2013 running.

When I attempt to install the Windows Phone 8.1 Emulators, I get an error:

This computer does not support the Windows Phone emulator, which requires the 64-bit edition of Windows 8.1 Pro and a computer that supports Hyper-V.

Bringing up the Windows Control Panel / Programs and Features, and clicking the Turn Windows features on or off - the Hyper-V Platform is disabled and shows:
"Hyper-V cannot be installed: The processor does not have required virtualization capabilities."

How can I enable the Hyper-V in the Windows 8.1 Pro VM? Is it possible to do when running from an OS X host?

Thanks,
Don
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro Hyper-V issue

Postby loukingjr » 21. Apr 2014, 19:44

the short answer is no. VirtualBox does not support nested virtualization. I'm not sure about the two main non-free Virtualization programs for the Mac.
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro Hyper-V issue

Postby dmetzler » 21. Apr 2014, 22:13

That is what I suspected, but was not 100% certain.

I will look at other options.

Thanks,
Don
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro Hyper-V issue

Postby loukingjr » 21. Apr 2014, 22:24

dmetzler wrote:That is what I suspected, but was not 100% certain.

I will look at other options.

Thanks,
Don

no problem. btw, Microsoft won't officially support Hyper-V being nested.
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