How to find out whether your processor supports hardware virtualization? – DownloadCrunch


Published on April 30th, 2012 | by sainikbiswas


How to find out whether your processor supports hardware virtualization?

Securable from Gibson Research Corporation will show you whether your microprocessor supports hardware virtualization or not. This software is for detecting hardware virtualization on Windows only.

Just download and run the executable, that’s it. As you can see above if your processor supports hardware virtualization, Securable will show “Yes” under Hardware Virtualization otherwise it will display “No”.

Note: Hardware virtualization is required to boot 64 bit operating systems(Windows Server 2008 R2, Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, etc) in virtualization softwares like VMWare Workstation, Oracle VirtualBox, Parallels Workstation or any other virtualization software. Intel & AMD both supports hardware virtualization. AMD calls it AMD-V and Intel calls it Intel-VT. In some processors these technologies are disabled by default. So you may have to turn the feature on from your motherboard’s bios in order to use it. If Intel-VT or AMD-V is not enabled from BIOS neither Securable nor any other virtualization software will detect it even if your processor supports it. So make sure it is turned on from your BIOS.

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