Enable virtualization from BIOS

Introduction

BIOS is a very dangerous zone, so be sure if you want to change any setting. This post try to collect how to enable CPU virtualization on different brand.
The steps are almost the same on all the devices, but be sure before saving settings and exit. We don’t take responsibility about problems after follow this post.

Check if virtualization is enabled

To check if the virtualization is correctly enabled open Task manager under Performance tab and check the Virtualization label. If is correctly enable should appear like in the figure above:

If you don’t find the BIOS settings described above check if your CPU support virtualization following this instructions.

ASUS devices

  1. Reboot your system and when ASUS logo appear on screen push and hold F2;
  2. BIOS setup will start and you can move with arrows in the settings;
  3. go on Advanced tab, then select Virtualization Technology and then press the Enter;
  4. select Enabled and press Enter again;
  5. press F10, select Yes and press Enter to confirm;
  6. your system should reboot and start normally;
  7. check if the virtualization is now enabled as indicate in the above section.

ACER devices

  1. Reboot your system and when ACER logo appear on screen push and hold F2;
  2. BIOS setup will start and you can move with arrows in the settings;
  3. go on System configuration, then select Virtualization Technology and then press the Enter;
  4. select Enabled and press Enter again;
  5. press F10, select Yes and press Enter to confirm;
  6. your system should reboot and start normally;
  7. check if the virtualization is now enabled as indicate in the above section.

DELL devices

  1. Reboot your system and when DELL logo appear on screen push and hold F2;
  2. BIOS setup will start and you can move with arrows in the settings;
  3. go on Advanced tab, then select Virtualization Technology and then press the Enter;
  4. select Enabled and press Enter again;
  5. press F10, select Yes and press Enter to confirm;
  6. your system should reboot and start normally;
  7. check if the virtualization is now enabled as indicate in the above section.

HP devices

  1. Reboot your system and when HP logo appear on screen push and hold Esc;
  2. a list of possibility will display, choose the BIOS one (usually F10);
  3. BIOS setup will start and you can move with arrows in the settings;
  4. go on System Configuration tab, then select Virtualization Technology and then press the Enter;
  5. select Enabled and press Enter again;
  6. press F10, select Yes and press Enter to confirm;
  7. your system should reboot and start normally;
  8. check if the virtualization is now enabled as indicate in the above section.

LENOVO devices

  1. Reboot your system and when LENOVO logo appear on screen push Enter;
  2. a list of possibility will display, choose the BIOS one (usually F1);
  3. BIOS setup will start and you can move with arrows in the settings;
  4. go on Virtualization, then select Virtualization Technology (eg. Intel Virtualization Technology) and then press the Enter or
    under Advanced, go to CPU setup. Then select Virtualization Technology (eg. Intel Virtualization Technology) and then press the Enter
  5. select Enabled and press Enter again;
  6. press F10, select Yes and press Enter to confirm;
  7. your system should reboot and start normally;
  8. check if the virtualization is now enabled as indicate in the above section.

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