Add Hyper-V to a Windows 8 computer
With Windows 8, Microsoft has added Hyper-V as a client side hypervisor option, thus making it possible to seamlessly move virtual machines from a desktop to a server. This can be particularly useful for developers that may need to push a virtual machine to production.
First, open the Control Panel. The easiest way to do this is to move your mouse to the lower left-hand corner of the window and right-click to open the shortcut menu to system tools. From that menu, choose Control Panel.
From the Control Panel page, click on Programs.
Next, click on Programs and Features.
When the Programs and Features page opens, choose Turn Windows features on or off.
In the Windows Features window, select the Hyper-V options that you see in the figure below. If you’re attempting to install Hyper-V to a system that can’t support it, the Hyper-V Platform option will be grayed out and you will not be allowed to install it. Bear in mind that Hyper-V can only be installed to computers with processors that support Second Level Address Translation (SLAT).
After a reboot, you will find that the Hyper-V Manager tool is now a part of the Start Screen.
Once you execute the Hyper-V Manager tool, you can manage virtual machines just like you do on the server side Hyper-V.