How you can tell if your on a Virtual Machine or a Physical Machine

You can't always tell if your on a Virtual Machine just by checking the network card or other hardware in Device Manager, some do not have VMWare tools installed that normally hang around in the task bar. Some VMware platforms actually will give you real hardware listings ie: NIC card Intel (R) Pro/1000

You can try to use the following PowerShell script, it utilizes WMI to find out if machine is virtual machine or physical machine. Just pull up Powershell and run the entire entry below and press enter:

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gwmi -q “select * from win32_computersystem”

<code> It should show you something like this: Entered by David Kingsbury

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