On Windows 7 hosts, how do I validate that CPU virtualization support such as AMD-V or VT-x is enabled without rebooting the machine and installing additional or third-party software. In that case, these drop out:

  • BIOS settings
  • VirtualBox, VMware ...
  • Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool by Microsoft
  • Look up the CPU on the AMD or Intel website. – Ramhound May 25 '14 at 21:21
  • I do not talk about a product features. I am looking for a solution while using a machine which does have a supportive CPU. Is it possible to validate that CPU virtualization support ... is enabled? – user2964971 May 25 '14 at 21:49
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    @BigChris You might be right. WMIC doesn't return any info from wmic:root\cli>cpu get /format:list about Virtualization and that's pretty much the best list you can get from Windows natively. – Michael Frank May 25 '14 at 22:35
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    I just think logically... If Windows did support checking if it's enabled why do they get you to download an app to check before XP Mode can be used? If it isn't enabled or available you have to download a fix... kind of answers the question... – Kinnectus May 25 '14 at 22:40
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    The Microsoft tool you listed is a standalone program which doesn't get installed. – and31415 May 25 '14 at 22:44

There is no native way to get the information about CPU support for vitualization in Windows 7 including WMIC.

You ask for a non third party software and no installation (and no rebooting). Does MS Technet Sysinternals Coreinfo is acceptable for you?

  • Since I dump the SysInternals suite on every host it's like out-of-the-box. Extra points for CLI only. – user2964971 Dec 16 '14 at 17:47

SecurAble does not require installation.

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