How to install Hyper-V feature on Windows 11 client


The Hyper-V virtualization module allows you to create one or more virtual machines on a physical server or a PC. In our case, we are going to install it on a PC equipped with Windows 11. 

Note that you need a Windows Professional or Enterprise edition license for this.


  • CPU compatible with virtualization instructions
  • Virtualization activated in UEFI
  • Windows 10/11 Pro or Enterprise license

Install feature

Installation via Windows's GUI

  • Go to Start Menu / Settings / Apps / Optional Features
  • Click More optional features

  • Search Hyper-V, tick the Hyper-V and click OK

Windows proceed on Hyper-V installation. After this step, a computer restart is required.

Installation with PowerShell

  • Open Powershell with admin right
  • Insert this command line : 
    • Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All
  • Check installation with this command line : 
    • (Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V).State

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