Can I use Hyper-V on my machine?

Posted: November 12, 2008 in Computer and Internet

Wondering if you can use Microsoft Hyper-V on your machine? Well your system will have to:

  • have a 64-bit capable CPU.
  • have DEP capability (data execution prevention).
  • have a CPU that supports hardware-assisted virtualization (Intel VT or AMD-V) technology

If you don’t know this you can use a tool that’s called SecureAble. You can download the tool from this website: http://www.grc.com/securable.htm. It’s a free tool that will test these things for you and report them.
Note that in some cases DEP and VT need to be enabled in the BIOS so be sure to check for those options on your system if the result comes back negative.

If you have a HP Server you can also check this url to see if your servers supports Hyper-V: http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/458915-0-0-0-121.html.
Other vendors will probably have a alike matrix for their systems.

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