Windows 10

How to make a virtual switch in Windows 10

This post helps you create a virtual switch in Windows 10. A virtual switch is used to enable the virtual machines to communicate with your physical network. A Virtual switch is mandatory for any Virtual Machine to communicate with the network, so it’s a bridge between your VM & Network. Below are the steps to create a network switch.

  • Open up the Hyper-V manager
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  • Type Hyper-V manager in the start screen | Start menu
  • Now, Click on the server name on the Left hand side pane
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  • Then, Click on Virtual Switch Manager
  • Now, Click on New Virtual network switch
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  • Click on External
  • Click on Create Virtual Switch
  • Now, Give a name to your switch
  • Click on Apply
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  • You will get a notification like the one shown below
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  • Click on Yes
  • Changes will be applied
  • To check whether your virtual switch is working or not,
  • Right Click, the Network icon in your taskbar
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  • Click on Open Network and Sharing Center
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  • You should see the name of your virtual switch listed here.


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Windows 10

How to Setup Hyper-V in Windows 10 insider Preview

This post will help you setup Hyper-V in Windows 10 Technical Preview | Insider Preview. In the last post I wrote, I outlined the steps to enable Hyper-V in Windows 10 TP. Now after you have enabled Hyper-V, its time to use the Hyper-V manager to setup Hyper-V and personalize it to match your settings. Remember, First thing to check is that your Computer BIOS settings for Hardware Virtualization are set to enabled.

Now, to launch Hyper-V manager:

  • Type Hyper-V in the start screen | Start Menu
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  • Select, Hyper-V manager from the listed options.
  • Now, Click on the Machine ( server ) name in the left hand pane, as indicated in the screenshot below
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  • This will list all the associated options of this particular server within your server list.
  • Now, if in case, there are no servers listed in the left hand
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  • Click on, Connect to a server
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  • Click on Local Computer,
  • Click Ok
  • Now,
  • Look at the options displayed on the right hand side pane.
  • To change a setting, click on any one of them
  • To start with, Click on Hyper-V settings
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  • Here, You can easily set the Paths for your VHD ( Virtual Hard disk files ) & VM ( Virtual machines )
  • Change them to your necessity or liking.
  • After this, Add your Old VMs or setup a new one.
  • Follow this Post ( How to add a new VM in Windows 10 )
Windows 10

How to enable Hyper-V in Windows 10 TP

This post will help you enable Hyper-V in Windows 10 Technical Preview / Insider Preview. Hyper-V is a well known virtualization service offered by Microsoft in its Operating system software. Hyper-V continues to provide its feature enriched and stable virtualization platform in Windows 10 as well. Follow the steps below to enable Hyper-V in Windows 10.

Check the Basics

Note: Make sure that Virtualization is Enabled In your computer’s BIOS.

  • Go to the Start menu or start screen
  • Type Programs & features
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  • Click on Turn Windows Features on or off
  • Now, Check the box saying Hyper-V as indicated in the screenshot below
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  • Press OK
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  • Windows will install Hyper-V & at the end will ask you to Restart your PC
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  • Once you restart your PC, Windows will setup Hyper-V for you.


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