Requirements and Constraints

Since the extension is built around the Intel® Processor Trace technology, it requires the technology to be available on the processors the target uses. Supported are Intel® Processor Trace implementations starting with the 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor family.

This extension supports kernel-mode debug for live targets only.

The extension also works with the Microsoft Kernel Debugger*.


Some of the extension features require a GUI (for example, source view links) and are not available for the Microsoft Kernel Debugger*.

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.