|Host platform||Windows (x64)|
|Guest platform||x86/x64 (virtualized)|
|Latest version||2004 (2020-05-27)|
Hyper-V is a native x64 PC-compatible virtualization application released by Microsoft. Hyper-V succeeded Virtual PC. It was first included with x64 editions of Windows Server 2008, and has been freely available since Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, where it can be installed as an optional component on the Pro version and higher versions.
Although Hyper-V is not intended for Windows Home or Core SKU, it can be installed on Windows 10 Home unofficially using a batch file. Alongside, unlike Virtual PC, Hyper-V is a "level 1 hypervisor" and thus cannot coexist with VirtualBox or VMware, which both are "level 2 hypervisors".