Virtual real mode

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as V86 or 8086 mode, virtual real mode allows Intel 386 and later processors to contain a real mode 16-bit environment within protected mode. A good example of virtual real mode is when a user opens a Windows command line window Microsoft Windows 98.

Note: when running in a virtual real mode the computer can only access up to only 1 MB of memory.

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