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Enable Hyper-V

Open a PowerShell console as Administrator and run the following and reboot the system:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All

For more details and options see the Install Hyper-V on Windows 10 documentation.


Multipass is a quick way to get an Ubuntu VM up and running. It is available on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. On Windows, if Hyper-V is enabled, it can take advantage of Hyper-V.

Once downloaded and installed, a user can launch a VM in PowerShell, transfer a test binary, and test it with:

multipass launch focal --name test
multipass transfer whatsthis test:/home/ubuntu/whatsthis
multipass exec test ./whatsthis
multipass delete --force test