Windows 8

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

Name the computer and specify the amount of RAM

If you want to use the preconfigured default virtual machine, just click Finish button. When you do you'll get a basic configuration with 512MB of RAM and no network connection. Of course you can modify the configuration from the Settings page. However, if you want to create a customized virtual machine, click Next. On the next two screens in the New Virtual Machine Wizard, you'll give your machine a name and specify the amount of RAM you want the virtual machine to have. These two screens are shown.

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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.