How to disable Hyper-V in Windows 10

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Hyper-V is a virtualization system in Windows that comes by default in the set of system components. It is present in all versions of Windows 10 except Home, and its purpose is to work with virtual machines. Due to certain conflicts with third-party virtualization mechanisms, Hyper-V may need to be disabled. There are several ways to do this, and we will start with the simplest and most understandable.

Disable Hyper-V in Windows 10 Components

The first way to disable Hyper-V involves using the appropriate section "Programs and Features" in Control Panel, for this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Control Panel, for this you can use the Start Menu Search, or press Win + R on the keyboard, type "control" and press Enter.
    How to disable Hyper-V in Windows 10
  2. In the control panel go to the "Programs and Features" section, before that set the size of the icons to "Large icons".
  3. On the left, click on "Turn Windows features on or off".
  4. Uncheck Hyper-V and apply the settings by clicking OK.
  5. Restart Windows 10 for the changes to take effect.
Usually, these steps are sufficient to fix problems that can sometimes be caused by Hyper-V on the system. If the steps above don't help, try disabling Windows Sandbox.

Disable Hyper-V using PowerShell or Command Prompt

You can also disable the component using "cmd" or its alternative "PowerShell". However, the commands will be different for both applications.

PowerShell

  1. Open PowerShell as an administrator. To do this, press the "Win + R" keys, enter "powershell" in the opened window and press the "Ctrl + Shift + Enter" key combination.
    Run command window
  2. Enter or paste the command:
    Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V-All
  3. At the end, you will receive a notification that the command was completed successfully. No reboot required.
    PowerShell
To re-enable the Hyper-V component, open PowerShell again and run the following command:
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All

Command Prompt

  1. Run Command Prompt as Administrator.

    Related: How to open the Command Prompt as Administrator.

  2. Copy and paste the following command:
    dism.exe /Online /Disable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V-All
  3. When finished, you will see a success message. You do not need to reboot your PC.

Disable Hyper-V using Command Prompt without removing components

  1. Run Command Prompt as Administrator.
  2. Enter the following command:
    bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
    Hit Enter.
    Command Prompt
  3. Restart your computer.
To turn Hyper-V back on, use the same command, but change off to auto and restart your computer.

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