How to activate virtualization-based security and core isolation in Windows 10

Give your PC a little extra security. HVCI and VBS are available in 64-bit versions of Windows 10, but you must turn them on manually. We show you how.

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Many of the hardware and software security features Microsoft lists as absolute requirements for a successful Windows 11 installation are already available as options in Windows 10. In some cases, getting these more advanced levels of security is just a matter of turning them on, particularly on newer PCs. One of the more powerful of these security features is the Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity protocol.

Also known as memory integrity or core isolation protocols, HVIC uses virtualization-based security systems to strengthen code integrity policy enforcement. Recently purchased computers running 64-bit versions of Windows 10 will likely…

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