Determine the status of the Virtualization Technology with PowerShell

Have you ever wondered if your computer’s Virtualization Technology (VT) is enabled or disabled? VT is an essential feature that allows your system to run virtual machines, which are isolated environments that can run different operating systems and applications. Knowing the status of VT can help you determine if your computer is capable of running virtualization software efficiently.

Using PowerShell, you can easily determine the status of Virtualization Technology on your system. PowerShell is a powerful scripting language that provides access to various system information and configuration settings. Here’s a simple script to help you determine the status of VT using PowerShell.


$Virt_supported = $(Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_processor).VMMonitorModeExtensions
$Virt_enabled = $(Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_processor).VirtualizationFirmwareEnabled
$status_HyperV_present = (Get-CimInstance -Class Win32_ComputerSystem).HypervisorPresent
if (($Virt_supported -and $Virt_enabled) -or ($status_HyperV_present)) {
“This computer supports virtualization and the feature is enabled in the UEFI.”
else {
“This computer does either not support virtualization or the feature is not enabled in the UEFI.”


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