If you are planning to use Virtualization in Windows 10 (Sandbox or Hyper-V), the computer should support it on the hardware level. Most of the new computers have this feature, but then there are two types — Intel VT-X and AMD-V. Intel VT-X is hardware virtualization that comes with Intel-powered PC, while AMD-V is for AMD CPU. Also, they both support 64-bit virtual machines.
Find if your computer supports Intel VT-X or AMD-V
While it doesn’t matter which hardware virtualization your computer supports, if you still want to find out which one does your computer comes with, there are multiple ways.
The first thing you need to do is find out if your CPU is Intel or AMD. Use WIN + X and then choose System. It will launch About section which lists the Processor type. Now lets deep dive to find if you have virtualization enabled or supported on your computer.
1] Task Manager CPU details
2] Use Securable software
It’s a free tool which can query the system processor and find out three major things. ^4-bit support, hardware support to prevent malicious code and virtualization. It is a standalone executable file. All you need to do is run it.
Read: How to enable or disable hardware virtualization.
3] Check if you have Intel VT-X
A] Using Processor details
B] Run Intel Processor Identification Utility
4] Check if you have AMD-V
It’s hard to figure this out clearly as there is no clear section on AMD website as Intel. The only utility available can check if you have Hyper V. Download and run the AMD-V with RVI Hyper V Compatibility Utility to check.
I hope these methods are good enough to help you figure out if you have Intel VT -or AMD-V.
Date: Tags: AMD, Intel
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.