Does My Processor Support Intel® Virtualization Technology?

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


A processor with Intel® VT does not guarantee that virtualization will work 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 it is enabled. For Intel® Desktop Boards, enter the BIOS by pressing the F2 key as the system starts.

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

Intel® Processor Identification Utility
If you do not know your processor number or family, use the Intel® Processor Identification Utility. This utility, localized in eleven 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. This will tell you if your processor supports Intel VT.

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 Documentation, Requirements, Configure BIOS, and Virtual PC 2007*.

This applies to:

Intel® Atom™ Processor
Intel® Celeron® Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ Duo Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Core™ M Processors
Intel® Core™ Solo Processor
Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™2 Duo Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor
Intel® Core™2 Quad Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor
Intel® Core™2 Solo Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors
Intel® Pentium® D Processor
Intel® Pentium® M Processor
Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop
Intel® Pentium® Processor for Mobile
Mobile Intel® Celeron® Processors
Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors - M

Solution ID: CS-030729
Last Modified: 15-Oct-2014
Date Created: 04-Aug-2009
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