Microsoft recently released a major upgrade to Windows 10. The upgrade, known as the Creators Update, includes numerous new Hyper-V features and improvements. Here are a few of the highlights:
With this update, Hyper-V Manager has a new option for quickly creating virtual machines. Not to mince words, the feature is simply called “Quick Create.”
This latest update offers some fixes to common issues related to the creation of virtual machines. Apparently, the company received a lot of feedback related to some of the default settings. And so it fixed some of the most common issues and complaints to make the whole process a bit easier -- and also quicker if the name is any indication.
Saving on nested Hyper-V host
Before this update, you already had the ability to run a Hyper-V inside of Hyper-V. This is known as nested virtualization. But before, you couldn’t have checkpoints or saved states within those nested Hyper-V hosts.
As the feature has gotten more popular, more people have requested the ability to save and checkpoint. And Microsoft has finally delivered with this update.
Dynamic resize for Enhanced Session mode VMs
If you have virtual machines that support Hyper V’s Enhanced Session mode, you can also access another new feature -- dynamic resizing for virtual machines. Essentially, you can just resize the window and have the resolution automatically adjusted instead of having to go in and do everything manually.
There are a few other new features as well, like a zoom feature for VM Connect, more NAT networks and IP pinning, and improved memory management.
So how do you access these new features and updates? If you already have a Windows 10 PC with automatic updates enabled, then you should get the latest update as soon as it’s available. If you’re impatient, you can also visit Microsoft's download site to install the new update manually.