Does Windows 7 support running Hyper-V Manager?

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It already does. You can get the RSAT tools from here

They include the Hyper-V manager for Windows 7.

After installing the above download, go to Windows Features in Control Panel and choose the 'Role Administration Tools'. Select Hyper-V Tools from there.

Edit: Link updated to current version.

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    +1 because your the only one who actually answered the question correctly :)
    – Wayne
    Jun 24, 2009 at 22:52
  • Finally, a link to the download!! May 26, 2011 at 2:30
  • You might also want to be aware that although Windows 7 can manage Hyper-V on 2008, it can't manage all of the features of Hyper-V 2012, including the free hypervisor product.
    – leftcase
    May 16, 2013 at 15:50
  • Now that link is removed my Microsoft , Try this link[thesystemcenterblog.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/…
    – Arun
    Sep 29, 2021 at 7:11

Windows 7 cannot host Hyper-V. There is a new version of Virtual PC that you can use on it.

The Remote Administration tools can be downloaded here. It includes Hyper-V manager but must be enabled in the Windows Feature activation in the control panel.


Check out this tutorial Manage Hyper-V remotely from windows 7, worked for me

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