Hyper-V technology in Windows 8 Pro lets you create and manage virtual machines. To use it, your system’s CPU needs SLAT virtualization technology.
Intel Processor Identification Utility
Another option for users who have an Intel Processor is a free tool from Intel called the Intel Processor Identification Utility. Just like Coreinfo, it will tell you if your CPU supports SLAT or not. It’s also handy since it supports several languages other than English.
Installation is straightforward. Just follow the install wizard, then accept the EULA.
The utility will run and check out your system. Click the CPU Technologies tab at the top. If your processor supports SLAT, it will display Yes next to Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables.
If you want to create and manage virtual machines on your Windows 8 system, you’ll want to determine if it supports SLAT and Hyper-V technology. Remember, just because your system can run XP Mode in Windows 7, it may not support Hyper-V in Windows 8.