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Hyper-V in Windows 8 is a highly integrated virtualization solution. When you enable it, you aks a background layer to become a virtualization host and even you desktop runs as a virtualized client.
Sometimes it's convenient, other times it isn't.
Do you really need virtualization at all? If so, then are sure this is the best solution for you?
For example, VirtualBox leaves your desktop on the host,. It creates the virtual machine without closing it down or make it virtualized as well. Of course, this means the resource management is less flexible. Your native desktop can't be merged into shared resources, or seamlessly shut down to make more resources available for the virtualized clienst.
If you don't know what virtualization is, then you don't need to enable Hyper-V. On the contrary, you should disable it.
And I doubt the VGA vendor drivers make a difference in DXVA or Direct3D support under virtualized clients.
By the way, VirtualBox supports Direct3D and Direct2D hardware acceleration. I don't know if Hyper-V theoretically does or doesn't even try.
Last edited by janos666; 10-06-2013 at 21:36.