- Bring up the Metro Windows 8 interface
- Type in: Programs & Features
- Select Turn Windows Features on or off on the left hand side menu
- Check Hyper-V (make sure – Hyper-V Management Tools & Hyper-V platforms are also selected inside the Hyper-V section).
- Click Ok
- The Hyper-V services will get installed. Once completed restart your Surface.
- Launch the Hyper-V Manager and you are good to go to start playing with your Virtual machines.
Note: The same method allows Hyper-V to be installed on Windows 8.1 if you are running a 64bit OS & your Motherboard & CPU supports virtualization.
Note: Surface RT does not support Hyper-V – this is only suitable for the Surface Pros.