Install Windows Server 2008  Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB956710) enhance Hyper-V role's support for processors and virtual machines to now support up to 24 logical processors and 192 virtual machines. Read more at


To start a Windows Server 2008 x86-based virtual machine on a computer that uses a 6-core processor, you also have to install hotfix 950182.
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950182 ( A computer that is running an x86-based version of Windows Server 2008 or an x86-based version of Windows Vista may use fewer processors than expected if the number of cores on a socket is not a power of 2