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Virtualization Technology

Common Options : Enabled, Disabled

Quick Review

This BIOS feature is used to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization Technology (IVT) extensions that allow multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on the same system. It does this by creating virtual machines, each running its own x86 operating system.

When enabled, the IVT extensions will be enabled, allowing for hardware-assisted virtual machine management.

When disabled, the IVT extensions will be disabled. However, software virtual machine managers like VMware can still be used if virtualization is required.

Although most desktop users are currently unlikely to make much use of virtualization technology, it is still recommended that you enable this BIOS feature. It should only be disabled for troubleshooting purposes.

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