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I'm tinkering with virtual machines on my new laptop, which is my first Windows 8 machine. In the "Turn Windows features on or off" section of the Control Panel, I noticed that the "Hyper-V" options were all UNCHECKED. Am I missing out on some virtualization performance in VirtualBox? Or are they totally unrelated? In other words, is VirtualBox taking full advantage of any virtualization features in my processor? How can I check this?

My processor is Intel Core i7-3632QM


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Hyper-V is an entirely different virtualization stack. The installation of VirtualBox installs VirtualBox's virtualization drivers. If hardware virtualization extensions are available, they will be used. Hyper-V is unrelated.

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Thanks for the answer! – loneboat Jan 15 '13 at 19:42

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