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My BIOS does not have any option to show / modify virtualization technology (VT).

Although my processor supports VT, I am not sure whether it is turned on in BIOS.

Is there any utility which can show whether virtualization is ON or not?

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The linux variant of this question: How to detect if VT-X has been turned on in the BIOS? –  blong Apr 8 at 17:09

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As you've tagged the question with VirtualBox, start up a VM and check if this box below is highlighted:

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This will show if VT is enabled.

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Not a definitive check - what if VT is disabled in the VM's options? –  ta.speot.is May 3 '11 at 9:10
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True, but AFAIK VT is enabled by default in VB so unless this has been disabled by the user this is a reasonably good indicator. –  tombull89 May 3 '11 at 9:14

Yes and if you bothered to Google "windows check vt" you could have figured out how:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/securable-detects-cpu-processor-security-features-bit-lenght-dep-and-virtualization/

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More Googling shows you how to find it whether you're running on Linux or Windows kb.parallels.com/6686 –  ta.speot.is May 3 '11 at 9:12

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