New Memory Integrity Scan Tool Lets Users Check for Compatibility Issues on Windows PCs

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Microsoft has recently released a new tool that enables Windows users to detect compatibility issues with memory integrity (also known as hypervisor-protected code integrity (HVCI)). The memory integrity scan tool is available to download on Windows 10, Windows 11, and Windows Server machines.

What is memory integrity?

Memory integrity is a built-in feature that helps to protect Windows 11 users against cyber attacks that target high-security processes. It uses virtualization-based security to make it harder for malicious code to access critical parts of the operating system. The feature provides an additional layer of security against sophisticated cyberattacks, including driver exploitation, kernel data modification, and code injection.

Microsoft has enabled memory integrity by default on all new Windows 11 machines. It’s designed to ensure that all drivers installed on a computer are safe to use. However, the company warned that some virtualization features could impact gaming performance or trigger other problems on Windows 11 PCs.

How to download the memory integrity scan tool on Windows 10 and 11

Microsoft notes that users can download the memory integrity scan tool from Microsoft’s official download center website. It supports Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft has released two separate versions of its memory integrity scan tool for Windows devices with ARM and AMD processes. The company recommends running the hvciscan.exe file with administrative privileges or via PowerShell commands.

Last week, Microsoft released a new feature that allows IT admins to get notifications about issues with Windows client updates via emails. This capability is available for business customers with Microsoft 365 or Windows Enterprise E3/E5 subscriptions.