This is ok when you are working with high end server and know the company (in my case HP) supports the Hyper-V environment on their servers, etc.
But what if you want to install Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V on a development desktop or laptop? How do you know if your hardware has the required specs to run it?
I found out a quick way to get this information is to run the GRC SecurAble program. If you see something like this then you are most likely good to go:
This is on my Acer Ferrari 5000 laptop. Of course for a more detailed hardware inventory and compatibility analysis you should check the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit. And for a complete view of your hardware, it's hard to beat the freeware CPU-Z:
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