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Friday, December 4, 2009

Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool

Microsoft has released Hardware Assisted Virtualization detection tool. You only can run this tool if your desktop/ laptop is running the following system requirement:-
  • Windows 7;
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows Vista Service Pack 2;
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Service Pack 3
 Note: Only the following versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista is supported:

You can't run this tool from Windows Server operating system. It is good tool for those who are interested to test running latest version of Virtual PC.

To Download:-
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0EE2A17F-8538-4619-8D1C-05D27E11ADB2&displaylang=en#filelist

It is a simple tool. Just double click and view the result.

a) If your computer support hardware assisted virtualization, the tool displays the following result:-


b) If you have a computer that does not have a HAV capable processor, the tool displays the following result:






















c) If you have a computer that has a HAV capable processor but if this feature (HAV setting) is not enabled on the processor (in the BIOS), the following screen is shown:



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