How to Enable Virtualization on PC

In computingvirtualization means to create a virtual version of a device or resource, such as a server, storage device, network or even an operating system where the framework divides the resource into one or more execution environments. And you can get a better Bluestacks Experience by enabling VT

How can I find out if my PC supports virtualization?

Download and run a free utility provided by your PC’s CPU manufacturer.

 If your processor is made by Intel, the Intel Processor Identification Utility detects whether your PC supports virtualization (VT-x technology), See b) for AMD processors (AMD-V technology)

  • Download Intel’s virtualization technology detection tool
  • Select the language-specific msi.Virtualization Technology, VT, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Once the utility is installed on your PC, you can run it to identify the status of processor. If the report associates a “Yes” with Intel’s virtualization technology, then it is available for your PC. To check the status of AMD-V, AMD users can download AMD V detection Utility

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How can I enable virtualization, if available but disabled on my PC?

 Access your PC BIOS for Windows 10, 8.1, 8 (UEFI-compliant BIOS)

 Windows 10 

  1. Click Start flag button menu and select Settings.
  2. Select Update and Security.
  3.  Click Recovery on the left hand menu.
  4. Under Advanced start-up, click Restart Now.
  5.  Click onTroubleshoot
  6.  Select Advanced Options
  7.  Press the UEFI Firmware Settings.
  8. Click Restart to restart the system and enter UEFI (BIOS).

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Windows 8.1, 8  (UEFI-compliant BIOS)

  1. Navigate to the Style UI Charms Bar
        Shortcut: Windows Key + “C”
        Touchscreen: Swipe finger from right edge of the screen towards the center
        Mouse: Starting from the top right-hand corner move the mouse along the right edge of the screen
  2. Click / Tab on “Change PC Settings” on the lower right-hand site
  3. Shortcut: Windows Key + “I”
  4. Press “General” on the left hand pane
  5. Select “Restart Now” under the “Advanced Startup” section on the right pane.
  6. The system will reboot into the Advanced Boot Menu
  7. Select Troubleshoot
  8.  Click on Advanced Options
  9. Select “UEFI Firmware Settings” and select “Restart” on the following prompt.

Windows will now initiate the BIOS.

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 Enter the PC BIOS

Power ON or restart your PC

NOTE: Many of the steps below may vary depending upon your motherboard, processor type, chip-set and OEM. Refer to your the documentation accompanying your PC for the appropriate steps to enter the BIOS.

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HP – Illustrated example

  1. While your PC is restarting repeatedly tap Esc key to enter BIOS
  2. Press the F10 key for BIOS Setup.(Follow the instruction on the screen)
  3. Press the right arrow key to System Configuration tab, Select Virtualization Technology and then press the Enter key.

Enabling VT will give you massive benefits while using Bluestacks.

  1. Select Enabled and press the Enter key.
  2. Press the F10 key and select Yes and press the Enter key to save changes and Reboot.

Please follow the appropriate link to enable ‘Virtualization Technology’ in specified systems,

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Dell

  • 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 key to save changes and Reboot into Windows.

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Asus

  • Press F2 key at startup BIOS Setup.
  • Press the right arrow key to Advanced tab, Select Virtualization Technology and then press the Enter key.
  • Select Enabled and press the Enter key.
  • Press the F10 key and select Yes and press the Enter key to save changes and Reboot into Windows.

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Acer

  • Press F2 key at startup BIOS Setup.
  • Press the right arrow key to System Configuration tab, Select Virtualization Technology and then press the Enter key.
  • Select Enabled and press the Enter key.
  • Press the F10 key and select Yes and press the Enter key to save changes and Reboot into Windows.

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