1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 13, 2014 2:26 PM by sylvia_intel

    Risks in turning on Intel Hyper-V



      I have an intel core i7 3770 processor and 24 GB ram.

      My main operating system is windows 7 x64 and I want to install Linux operating system on VMware.

      I've been told to enable Intel Hyper-V in bios and I was wondering whether there are risks in turning on Intel Hyper-V, after all it is disabled by default and there must be a reason for that.

      Could someone please tell me if there is any problems in keeping Hyper-V on?

      Thanks for the help

        • 1. Re: Risks in turning on Intel Hyper-V

          Hello Arik312, thanks for contacting us through the Intel Communities.


          I was able to read you post and I would like to know if you mean Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) instead of Hyper-v?

          This is because Hyper-V is a feature from Windows Server to use virtualization.


          Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) is disabled  by default because if a customer is not going to use virtualization, there is no reason to waste processors' resources.

          If you want to install a Virtual machine on your system, it is necessary to enable  VT-x.


          I would recommend you to post your inquire on a Linux community, so they can provide you additional information.