The "practice" computer I have has, Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz and when I look on this site ARK | Advanced Search
going down the list it indicates that yes this CPU has the virtualization technology.
When I installed the VMware a few days back and tried to run Linux the VMware popped up this message:
Ubuntu 64 bit-VMware Workstation
This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems, however, 64-bit operation is not possible
This host supports Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled
Intel VT-x might be disabled if it has been disabled in the BIOS/firmware settings or the host has not been power-cycled since changing this setting.
(1) Verify that the BIOS/firmware settings enable Intel VT-x and disable 'trusted execution'.
(2) Power-cycle the host if either of these BIOS/firmware settings have been changed
(3) Power-cycle the host if you have not done so since installing VMware Workstation.
(4) Update the host's BIOS/firmware to the latest version.
I assumed at the time when it said power cycle my machine that I just needed to reboot/restart it.
I was unsure about what it meant about disabling 'trusted execution'.
I ended up uninstalling VMware, and of course went through the whole other issue of that partitioned disk space.
Anyway, I want to attempt to reinstall VMware back onto the practice machine, but needed some input on how to make sure the VT-x is enabled or how to find out where to disabled 'trusted execution'.