Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with the following elements:
- a processor
- enabling software and/or operating system
- device drivers and applications designed for this feature
To find out if your Intel® processor supports Intel® Virtualization Technology, use one of the options below:
Option 1: Search the product specification site
- Determine your processor number:
- Press the Windows key and the letter S at the same time.
- Type system. Choose System or System Information.
- Make note of your processor number, located under Processor.
- Visit the product specification site. Enter the number of the processor in the search box located on the right side.
- In the processor product page, and under Advanced Technologies, check to see if Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) is supported or not.
Using i7-8700K processor as an example:
- Enter the number of the processors in the search box.
- On the specification page for the processors, and under Advanced Technologies, look for the Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) field.
Option 2: Use the Intel® Processor Identification Utility
The Intel® Processor Identification Utility can be used to check if the Intel® Virtualization Technology is supported in your processors.
- Download the Intel® Processor Identification Utility, install and run.
- Double-click the Intel® Processor Identification Utility on the desktop to open.
- Select the CPU Technologies tab.
- Check the Intel® Virtualization Technology tagged with Yes or No
A processor with Intel® Virtualization Technology doesn't guarantee that virtualization works on your system. Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with a chipset, BIOS, enabling software and/or operating system, device drivers, and applications designed for this feature.
If your BIOS includes a setting to enable or disable support for Intel® Virtualization Technology, make sure you enable it.