Have Windows 10 Pro, would like to create a virtual machine, my computer doesn't support SLAT RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is all hope lost? Or is there a workaround?
    Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:39 PM

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  • It's impossible, if your CPU doesn't support SLAT. 

    Please check if your CPU support SLAT via Intel site:



    Sunday, June 11, 2017 3:49 PM
  • Hi Bill, again,

    Could you provide the further information of your CPU (exact model name) and Windows architecture (32-bit/64-bit)?
    The information would tell us if your computer allows you virtual environment.


    Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:00 PM
  • I am running a Dell 380 (I think that number is right) desktop PC with Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. The processor is a  Pentium(R) Dual-Core  CPU  E5700  @ 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s) (according to System Information) I enabled Virtualization in the BIOS.

    System Information tells me the following:

    Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions No
    Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
    Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes


    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 3.90 GB
    Available Physical Memory 660 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 7.52 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 3.18 GB

    I realize that's more information than you asked for, but I want to be sure about this. I think I already have my answer - that, without SLAT, running a virtual machine is impossible. I hope you will let me know if I'm wrong.



    • Edited by Bill-Dad Monday, June 12, 2017 1:39 PM
    Monday, June 12, 2017 1:39 PM
  • Hi Bill,

    Thank you for your providing information.

    I'm in bed, now. So I cannot check if your PC satisfies requirement for virtual environment.

    But I'm afraid your physical memory, or RAM (4 GB) is not sufficient for running another machine.  Virtual environment requires RAM both for host (Windows 10 Pro) and guest OS (virtual machine).

    Remember paging file (you mentioned as Virtual memory 3.18 GB) has no relation to virtual machines

    I hope you will understand VM a little more.


    Monday, June 12, 2017 2:02 PM
  • Dear Bill,

    Sorry, my poor English and rude manner.

    What kind of guest OS do you want to run in Windows 10 (host OS)?  If it is some kind of Linux, such as ubuntu, Knoppix, or Mint, it could be possible to run with/in your guest OS, since they require 256 or 512 MB RAM.

    But if you want to run Windows 10 as a guest OS, it would better for your computer has more RAM. 


    Monday, June 12, 2017 2:23 PM
  • Work-around, use VMware Workstation, Player, or VirtualBox.  These  are type 2 hypervisors and don't require SLAT.

    4GB of RAM is not enough to do anything useful with VMs, you should upgrade to at least 8GB. 

    • Edited by essjae Monday, June 12, 2017 4:44 PM
    Monday, June 12, 2017 4:43 PM