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Article ID: 954958 - Last Review: November 22, 2010 - Revision: 8.1

For more information about the Microsoft support policy on non-Microsoft virtualization hardware, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
897615  ( ) Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software


This article provides a link to the current list of operating systems that are supported for use in virtual machines running Hyper-V.


For more information about the supported guest operating systems, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
About Virtual Machines and Guest Operating Systems (

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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