Possible Duplicate:
Enabling hardware virtualisation BIOS; anything to beware?

I have an processor option in BIOS:
"Hardware assised virtualization"

It's turned off by default.

Do I get some benefits if I turn it on?, if so what benefits. also for what is it used?


1 Answer 1


Qouted from wikipedia:

"hardware-assisted virtualization is a platform virtualization approach that enables efficient full virtualization using help from hardware capabilities, primarily from the host processors".

Hardware-assisted virtualization reduces the maintenance overhead of paravirtualization as it reduces (ideally, eliminates) the changes needed in the guest operating system.

Hardware-assisted virtualization requires explicit support in the host CPU, which is not available on all x86/x86_64 processors.

Plenty of articles on the net, please do some basic research and please read FAQ.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .