How to turn off Hyper-V on Windows 10, disable Hyper-V
Hyper-V is a useful feature, but if you don't use it you can disable it to avoid security risks.
Hyper-V is a useful feature that allows you to create virtual machines without installing third-party software. However, Hyper-V has many potential security holes. Therefore, if you do not use this feature, you can disable it to avoid security risks. In this article, TipsMake.com will show you how to disable Hyper-V.
1. How to turn off Hyper-V using Control Panel
To disable Hyper-V using the Control Panel, follow these steps:
- Press Windows + R to open Run.
- Click appwiz.cpl and then press Enter to open the Programs and Features editing window.
- In this window, find and click Turn Windows features on or off.
- Next, expand the Hyper-V > Hyper-V Platform folder and uncheck Hyper-V Hypervisor. Or you can simply uncheck the Hyper-V folder.
Now exit the Control Panel and restart the computer.
2. Disable Hyper-V using PowerShell
To disable Hyper-V using PowerShell, follow these steps:
- Press Windows + R to open the Power User menu.
- Press A to open PowerShell as admin.
- You copy the following command line and paste it into PowerShell and press Enter:
Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V-Hypervisor
- If you need to re-enable Hyper-V, just replace Disable in the command with Enable.
- You wait for the command to finish running and then restart the computer.
3. How to turn off Hyper-V using Registry Editor
Before interfering with the Registry, you should back it up to make sure that there are no unfortunate problems.
To disable Hyper-V using Registry Editor, follow these steps:
- Press Windows + R to open Run, type notepad and press Enter to open Notepad.
- Copy and paste the following code into Notepad:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SYSTEM|CurrentControlSet|Control|DeviceGuard] "RequireMicrosoftSignedBootChain"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SYSTEM|CurrentControlSet|Control|DeviceGuard|Scenarios] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SYSTEM|Control|CurrentControl| ] "WasEnabledBy"=dword:00000000 "Enabled"=dword:00000000
- Click File and then select Save As.
- Choose a place to save the file then name the file with the .reg extension, for example Disable_HyperV.reg.
- Select All File from the Save as type list.
- Double-click the file you just saved to edit the Registry Editor.
- If you need to confirm, click Run > Yes (UAC) > Yes > OK.
- If you like, you can delete the .reg file after you're done.
Above are three ways to disable Hyper-V on Windows 10. Good luck!
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