In this post, I’m going to show you how to enable virtualization technology on HP, Lenovo Dell, Asus and Acer based systems. This feature is a modern technology on the laptops or desktops which allows us to install multiple operating systems on the host machine without any problem.
What is Virtualization?
Virtualization is the creation of a virtual — rather than actual — version of something, such as an operating system (OS), a server, a storage device or network resources.
Virtualization is technology that lets you create useful IT services using resources that are traditionally bound to hardware. It allows you to use a physical machine’s full capacity by distributing its capabilities among many users or environments.
OS virtualization is the use of software to allow a piece of hardware to run multiple operating system images at the same time. The technology got its start on mainframes decades ago, allowing administrators to avoid wasting expensive processing power.
Why Enable Virtualization Technology?
Enable the Virtualization Technology has many advantages to it. The main advantage is that it is much easier to control a virtual machine than a physical server. Operating systems running on the machine appear to have their own memory and processor. Hardware virtualization can increase the scalability of your business while also reducing expenses at the same time.
It can reduce downtime costs that are otherwise incurred in terms of money losses and recovery time in times of disaster affecting a physical server. A virtual machine can be easily cloned, thus making the environment more resilient. It also increases your team’s productivity by spending lesser time on physical hardware monitoring and maintenance.
Simply, we should enable VT-X when we want to use VMware, VirtualBox, Hyper-V. If you want to install any OS on virtualization applications then you need to enable vt-x from your system bios. In this guide, I’ll show some popular computer virtualization technology such as Asus, Acer, HP, Dell, and Lenovo.
How to Know Virtualization Technology is Enabled or Disabled?
To know whether your system has virtualization technology and enabled or disabled, follow the following steps.
- Right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager.
- Click on the Performance tab and select CPU from the left-hand side.
- See Virtualization on the CPU page (Enabled).
If it’s enabled, you don’t need to do anything. If it’s disabled than should follow the steps below to enable the Virtualization Technology on different computers.
Enable Virtualization Technology on Asus Acer HP Dell Lenovo
I’ve given as many details as needed so now without any further details, let’s get the ball rolling. Before you enable VT-x, you should find your BIOS and Boot menu keys from the link below.
Enable Virtualization Technology on HP
- Turn on the HP computer and immediately press F10 to boot into the BIOS.
- Under the Security tab, use the down arrow to select System Security and press Enter.
- Select Virtualization Technology (VTx), press Enter, then Enable it.
- Press the F10 key to save your changes and exit from the BIOS.
Enable Virtualization Technology on Lenovo
- Turn on your computer.
- Press the BIOS key (F1,F2) to start the BIOS.
- Navigate to the Configuration tab and select Intel Virtual Technology, then switch to Enabled.
- Press F10. Then, press Enter and YES to save the settings and confirm booting to Windows.
Enable Virtualization Technology on Dell
Newer models: F2 key while Dell logo is on screen.
Alternatively: F1, Delete, F12, or F3.
Older models: CTRL+ALT+ENTER or Delete or Fn+ESC or Fn+F1.
- Turn ON the System.
- Press F2 key at startup BIOS Setup.
- Press the right arrow key to Advanced tab, Select Virtualization, and then press the Enter key.
- Select Enabled and press the Enter key.
- Press the F10 key and select Yes and press the Enter to save changes and Reboot into Windows.
Enable Virtualization Technology on ASUS
On the Modern BIOS, the virtualization technology is under CPU Configuration whereas it’s different on older BIOS. So read the following steps to learn about old and new BIOS.
- Turn on or Restart your computer then press the F2/Del key from your keyboard to enter into Asus BIOS.
- From the BIOS, click Advanced Mode (F7).
- Click the Advanced Tab and CPU Configuration.
- Scroll down and click Intel (VMX) Virtualization Technology. Select Enable from the drop-down menu.
- Press the F10 key to save the changes.
Enable Virtualization Technology on Acer
- Turn on your system or Restart if you already turned on. Press the F2 key to enter into BIOS Setup.
- Select the System Configuration tab, then select Virtualization Technology and press Enter.
- Select Enabled and press Enter. Press the F10 key to save your changes.
In this post, I’ve shown how to enable virtualization technology (VT-x) on different computers such as Asus, Acer, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Sonny, and Toshiba. I hope you guys liked this post. If your system brand is not n the list, let’s know in the comment section and we’ll find it for you.