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23.10.14

Surface 3 WiFi and Hyper V


Looks like something is not fully compatible between the surface and the Hyper V.

And if you have installed the latest Visual Studio you have probably noticed that it takes longer than usual for the Wi-Fi to connect let alone that you don't have the sleep mode anymore.

In order to workaround this issue I have created a couple of shortcuts in the desktop, one for turning off Hyper V and one for turning it back on when you really need it.

Pretty simple stuff:
Right click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut
You'll see the window for selecting the program to which the shortcut is going to be pointing at.
Right after that we will find bcdedit.exe in the system32 folder.


 

 And finally we will name the shortcut something meaningful.

Now the tricky part. We will right click on the newly created shortcut and select properties.


For the HyperV On shortcut you'll need this text I the Target box:
C:\Windows\System32\bcdedit.exe /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto
For the HyperV Off you'll need this:
C:\Windows\System32\bcdedit.exe /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
After that click on the Advanced properties and select Run as administrator.



And finally select a nice icon for the shortcut


Remember to do the HyperV On and the HyperV Off icons.


And finally remember that after you execute these shortcuts, in order for the change to take effect you'll have to restart the computer.