Windows 8

Use Windows 8 Client Hyper-V to set up a test machine

You use the Virtual Switch Manager

While you can create a virtual machine without a virtual network connection and then add it later, you'll want to have it in place before create your first virtual machine. You'll use the Virtual Switch Manager to create and configure how you want the virtual network connection to work.

After you launch the Hyper-V Manager, navigate to the Actions pane and select the Virtual Switch Manager action.

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Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

I have been begging for this capability - changes are in the works.


How can I download this article including all the images? If I copy the article, only the image on the web page displayed is copied. In the past these articles were available in PDF format which made it easy to get for reading later in a more friendly format. Please advise. How I can do this! Tom Beall


Thanks - I hope the changes include being able to copy/print the entire article instead of one (1) web page at a time as well as all images.