Enabling Virtualization Extensions in BIOS

The following steps are general instructions to perform this task on most computer bios:

  1. Boot the computer into the system’s BIOS menu by pressing F2 and/or DEL keys
  2. Enable Virtualization:
    1. Open the Processor submenu The processor settings menu may be hidden in the ChipsetAdvanced CPU Configuration or Northbridge.
    2. Enable Intel Virtualization Technology (also known as Intel VT) or AMD-V depending on the brand of the processor. The virtualization extensions may be labeled Virtualization ExtensionsVanderpool or various other names depending on the OEM and system BIOS. In the case of MSI motherboards, this is called ‘SVM Mode’ within Overclocking > CPU Features.
    3. Enable Intel VTd or AMD IOMMU, if the options are available. Intel VTd and AMD IOMMU are used for PCI passthrough.
    4. Press F10 to Save or select Save & Exit

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