How To Check if Virtualization Is Enabled in Windows 10
There are a couple of ways to check if virtualization is enabled in Windows 10/11. You can use either GUI (Task Manager) or Command Prompt.
Open the Task Manager (
Ctrl-Shift-Esc), go to the Performance tab, and click CPU.
Virtualization is On if Virtualization shows up as Enabled below the CPU graph, as shown in the following screenshot:
Virtualization is disabled if it shows up as Disabled, as shown in the following screenshot:
In the Windows Command Prompt (or PowerShell), you can run the following command:
systeminfo | findstr /i "virtualization"
If the "Virtualization Enabled In Firmware" directive shows up as Yes, that means virtualization is enabled.
All modern CPUs (both Intel and AMD) support Virtualization. If Windows shows virtualization status as disabled, it is because it is disabled in BIOS.
Make sure that virtualization is enabled in your BIOS or UEFI settings. Inside BIOS, look for an option called SVM Mode, If your computer is based on an AMD processor.
Intel processors have an option called Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT).