How to Enable VT-x or AMD-v in BIOS or UEFI Firmware

It doesn’t matter either you are using AMD or Intel processor, whenever you perform virtualization you will face one problem “2nAcessCommander”. Which basically means to enable the virtualization in BIOS. Almost both hardware will give you the same notification related to disabled Virtualization; in Intel, it will be more like VT-x whereas, on AMD it will be AMD-v.

2nAccessCommand
2nAccessCommand

Enable Virtualization BIOS HP?

enable vt
enable vt

Most commonly used keys for BIOS: F10 or ESC.

Alternatively: F1, F2, F6, or F11.

On HP Tablet PCs: F10 or F12.

vt-x on HP
vt-x on HP
  1. First you will restart (start if turned OFF).
  2. Now, that your system starts, press the ESC key on your keyboard.
  3. Once you are in the BIOS settings, go to Security >System Security.
  4. Inside the System Security you will find the Virtualization Technology (VTx).
  5. Enable the Virtualization Technology and go to Exit menu.
  6. Here, you will need to save the changes and exit the BIOS.
  7. Your system will reboot and you have enabled VT.

Enable Virtualization BIOS Dell?

Newer models: F2 key whilst Dell logo is on screen.

Alternatively: F1, Delete, F12, or F3.

Older models: CTRL+ALT+ENTER or Delete or Fn+ESC or Fn+F1.

  1. First you will restart (start if turned OFF).
  2. Now, that your system starts, press the F2 key on your keyboard.
  3. Once you are in the BIOS settings, go to Advanced >Virtualization.
  4. Inside the Virtualization you will need to enable it.
  5. Now that you have enabled the feature, go to exit menu and save the changes. You can also use the shortcut F10.
  6. Exit the BIOS.
  7. Your system will reboot and you have enabled VT.

Enable VT on Acer?

  1. Like others, you will restart (start if turned OFF).
  2. Now, that your system starts, press the F2 key on your keyboard.
  3. Once you are in the BIOS settings, go to System configuration.
  4. Inside the System Configuration you will need to select the Virtualization Technology.
  5. Now enabled the feature, go to exit menu and save the changes. You can also use the shortcut F10.
  6. Exit the BIOS.
  7. Your system will reboot and you have enabled VT.

Enable VTx on ASUS

  1. Like previous, you will need to restart (start if turned OFF).
  2. Now, that your system starts, press the F2 key on your keyboard.
  3. Once you are in the BIOS settings, go to Advanced.
  4. Inside the Advanced you will need to select the Virtualization Technology.
  5. Now enabled the feature, go to exit menu and save the changes. You can also use the shortcut F10.
  6. Exit the BIOS.
  7. Your system will reboot and you have enabled VT.

Enable Vt on Lenovo

Enabling VT on Lenovo is way different as compared to other systems. Here is how to access the BIOS on a ThinkPad.

Enable in VT-X Think pad, (tablets, convertibles, notebooks)

  1. Like others, you will need restart (start if turned OFF).
  2. Now, that your system starts, press Enter on your keyboard or tap on your screen.
  3. Once you have entered the BIOS settings, go to Security.
  4. Inside the Security you will need to select the Virtualization.
  5. Now enabled the feature, you will need to select the Intel (R) Virtualization Technology and enable it.
  6. Go to exit menu and save the changes. You can also use the shortcut F10.
  7. Exit the BIOS.
  8. Your system will reboot and you have enabled VT.

Enable in Think Centre (Desktops)

  1. Like VT-x Think pad, you will need to restart (start if turned OFF).
  2. Your system starts, press the F1 key on your keyboard.
  3. Once you are in the BIOS settings, go to Advanced.
  4. Inside the Advanced you will need to select the CPU setup.
  5. Select the Intel (R) Virtualization Technology inside the CPU setup and enable it.
  6. Now that you have enabled the feature, go to exit menu and save the changes. You can also use the shortcut F10.
  7. Exit the BIOS.
  8. Your system will reboot and you have enabled VT.

Enable VT on Toshiba

  1. You will need to restart (start if turned OFF).
  2. Now, that your system starts, press the F2 key on your keyboard to move to BIOS.
  3. Once you are in the BIOS settings, go to Advanced.
  4. Inside the Advanced you will need to select the Virtualization Technology.
  5. Now enabled the feature, go to exit menu and save the changes. You can also use the shortcut F10.
  6. Exit the BIOS. Your system will reboot and you have enabled VT.

Enable VT-x on Sony

Note: Before you perform any kind of task make sure you have updated your BIOS to the latest version. BIOS being out of version can make your life hard and your task difficult or unresponsive.

  1. You will need to restart (start if turned OFF).
  2. Now, press F2 key while you see VAIO logo on your screen.
  3. In the BIOS settings, go to Advanced.
  4. Inside the Advanced you will need to select the Intel Virtualization Technology. If you can’t find the Intel Virtualization Technology, then it means that either CPU doesn’t support (that needs your attention) or your BIOS is not up to dated.
  5. Now select the Intel Virtualization Technology and enable the feature. After enabling the feature, go to exit menu and save the changes.
  6. Exit the BIOS. Your system will reboot and you have enabled VT.

As mentioned above, almost all the systems had totally the same procedure to activate the feature. Depending on BIOS versions or CPU types, you might have found out options labeled as ‘Virtualization Technology’ or ‘Intel® Virtualization Technology’ which under the ‘CPU Configurations’, ‘System Configurations’, ‘Advanced’, ‘Security ‘or ‘Processor’ is either enabled or disabled.

It is less likely, but you will find the settings in ‘Chipset’ or ‘Northbridge’ or in BIOS specific overclocking tab too. Even after enabling the VT-x, if you got still have errors or messages referring to VT-X or AMD-V then you have probably disabled your Hyper-V.

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