How to Check If Virtualization is Enabled in Windows 10 / Server 2012

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Virtualization reduces the number of physical servers, reducing the energy required to power and cool the system, save time and maintenance cost. It's also much faster to deploy a virtual machine than to deploy a new physical server.

There are 3 ways to check whether virtualization is enabled on your system or not.

How to Check If Virtualization is Enabled in Windows 10?

METHOD-1: Right click on Status bar and open Task Manager. Go to Performance Tab and here You will find whether virtualization is enabled or not. The system is Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 and Virtualization is enabled.

Check If Virtualization is Enabled in Windows 10

In the same way you will find in Windows Server 2012. Here I have Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 where Windows Server 2012 is installed and Virtualization is also enabled.

Check If Virtualization is Enabled in Windows Server 2012

METHOD-2: Enter the BIOS setup by pressing 'F2' or 'Del' or 'Enter' key (The key may vary depending on your System Model, please follow your system screen instruction during Power ON). You can also check here how to enter BIOS setup.

  • Go to 'CPU Configuration' or 'Advanced' or 'System Configuration' or 'Security' tab, check for 'Intel (R) Virtualization Technology' or 'Virtualization Technology (VT)' or 'AMD-V' depending on the brand of the processor. Now check if the option is enabled or disabled
  • If the option is disabled, Select Enabled and press Enter key.
  • Press the F10 key to save the setting (The key may vary depending on your System Model).
  • Reboot the system.

Check If Virtualization is Enabled in BIOS

METHOD-3: If your system has Intel processor, you can use this free utility (Intel Processor Identification Utility) to confirm virtualization technology is enable or not. You can download this tool from here tool from here. This is a very small package (3.8MB) and can be installed in just few steps.

Step by Step Guide to Install Intel Processor Identification Utility

Intel Processor Identification Utility - CPU Technologies

This is how you can easily check whether virtualization is Enabled in your system or not. If you are still unable to check virtualization in your system, do write in comment system with your system/laptop model no and operating system details. We will try to resolve your queries.

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