Wednesday 11 February 2015
Windows 8.1 Hyper-V requires SLAT, is my Intel CPU supported?
Turns out the CPU needs to support SLAT - Intel call their version, Extended Page Tables (EPT). Its not enough having Intel VT or VT-x or VT-d, it needs to be 'VT-x with EPT'.
Roughly speaking, you need an i3, i5, i7 or equivalent Xeon CPU for EPT support. None of the Core 2 CPUs had it present.
For a more definitive answer, you can bring up a full list of supported CPUs with this search of Intel's ARK library http://ark.intel.com/search/advanced?s=t&ExtendedPageTables=true