Q: Where is the Virtual Machine Processor Compatibility Setting in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V?

A: Windows Server 2012 has the option to enable processor compatibility, which allows a virtual machine (VM) to be moved between Hyper-V hosts that have different versions of the same manufacturer's processor. To enable processor compatibility, perform the following:

  1. Start Hyper-V Manager.
  2. Open the Settings of a VM.
  3. Expand the Processor node under the Hardware section and select Compatibility.
  4. Enable the Migrate to a physical computer with a different processor version option, then click OK.

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Hyper-V VM settings screen