Mon, Jan 11 2010 7:33
Virtualization: The Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool
So you want to run a quick check to see if your hardware has the best requirements to be used for Virtualization?
The Hardware-assisted virtualization (HAV) detection tool checks if the computer processor supports HAV and if this setting is enabled.
Supported Operating Systems
The HAV detection tool ONLY supports the following operating systems and editions/versions:
Windows Vista Service Pack 1, 2 (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate)
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Professional), Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Professional)
Windows 7 (Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate).
With your *explicit approval*, system configuration data collected by the HAV detection tool will be sent to Microsoft.
If you choose ‘Yes, I would like to send data to Microsoft’ in any of the screens above, data will be sent to Microsoft. You can find the Privacy Statement for the HAV detection tool here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=164031
Command line options
Copy havdetectiontool.exe to a local folder (say c:\HAVTool)
From an elevated command prompt, run the following command to extract the files:
This displays a prompt to choose the directory for the extracting the files.
Choose to extract the files to c:\HAVTool
To display the errorlevels returned by this tool, run one of the following commands from an elevated command prompt based on your OS architecture (from the extracted folder as described above):
Create a script which executes the tool in quite mode - a snippet is shown below:
Windows Virtual PC
Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool Privacy statement
Filed under: Virtual PC 2007, Planning, Virtualization
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