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Determine If Your Processor Supports Intel® Virtualization Technology

Last Reviewed: 27-Dec-2016
Article ID: 000005486

To find out if your Intel® Processor supports Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT), use one of the methods described below: 


A processor with Intel® VT does not guarantee that virtualization works on your system. Intel® VT 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 VT, make sure you enable it. For Intel® Desktop Boards, enter the BIOS by pressing the F2 key as the system starts.

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Intel® Virtualization Technology list

If you know your processor family, check the Intel® Virtualization Technology list for processors that support Intel® VT.

ARK Online Application – your source for Intel® product information

If you know your processor number, go to the Intel ARK home page. Enter the processor number in the search box.

Using i7-5960X processor as an example, the following screen displays once you press the Enter key. On the left side of the screen, look under Specifications and click Advanced Technologies.

The advanced technologies are flagged with Yes, or No, for the specified processor.

Intel® Processor Identification Utility

If you do not know your processor number or family, use the Intel® Processor Identification Utility. The utility, localized in 11 languages, identifies your processor number, processor and system bus speed, processor cache, and the different Intel® technologies your processor supports.

Install and run the utility, click the license agreement, then select the CPU technologies tab. The advanced technologies are flagged as Yes or No.

Operating system considerations
For answers on Windows XP* mode, see the Microsoft Windows XP Mode and Virtual PC Mode frequently asked questions*. For more information, use the page tabs to see Documentation, Requirements, Configure BIOS, and Virtual PC 2007*.

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