Toshiba satellite L55d-c5269 AMD v Disabled, cannot run vmware player

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  1. Andrew129260's Avatar
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    Toshiba satellite L55d-c5269 AMD v Disabled, cannot run vmware player


    I installed vmware Workstation Player on this laptop I got recently for cheap. Unfortunately, the bios is extremely basic and has no option for cpu configuration, and I see no option to turn on anything virtualization wise.

    However, Speccy reports that cpu virtualization is enabled and supported, but when attempting to launch my virtual machines, I get a message saying AMD V is disabled.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Nothing in the bios is there for me to configure and I also updated the bios to the latest version from toshibas site.

    Am I just out of luck?

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  2. das10's Avatar
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    Until some of the Gurus reply, have you made sure that the Microsoft Hyper-V feature in Add/Remove Windows features is disabled ?
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  3. Andrew129260's Avatar
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    Thanks. Yes I checked, it's not even an option. Probably cause it's windows 10 home. I think that's a pro only feature.
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  4. thomaseg1's Avatar
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    Vmware and vbox don't run well with Hyperv enabled. There are workarounds
    but these are complex.
    Easiest option is Control panel / programs and features / (left side) turn windows features
    on and off / scroll down to hyper v and uncheck / scroll down further windows hypervisor
    platform and uncheck that
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    Andrew129260 said:
    Thanks. Yes I checked, it's not even an option. Probably cause it's windows 10 home. I think that's a pro only feature.
    Oops didn't note that , you are right.
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  7. Andrew129260's Avatar
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    Yeah. And I know for a fact VMware player doesn't have that restriction. It should run fine on any windows 10 version. Home or pro. I am running x64. Also I did try clearing the bios. I'm starting to think that for whatever weird reason even though speccy reports it has cpu virtualization, and it's enabled, the bios must be just to simple to have it as an option so VMware just sees it as nothing there.

    I have never seen a bios like it. Reminds me of something you would see on like a tablet. Very odd. Computer isn't that old either, came out in 2015 with Windows 8 apparently and was upgraded to 10 for free.
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  8. das10's Avatar
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    In addition to what Speccy is saying:
    1 Also have a look in task manager > performance tab to see if 'Virtualization' is showing as enabled.
    2 In the Syetm Information App > System Summary, right at the bottom there is additional information about Virtualization.
    3 Just out of interest, have you tried VirtualBox and if so does it give the same error message.
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  9. Andrew129260's Avatar
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    das10 said:
    In addition to what Speccy is saying:
    1 Also have a look in task manager > performance tab to see if 'Virtualization' is showing as enabled.
    2 In the Syetm Information App > System Summary, right at the bottom there is additional information about Virtualization.
    3 Just out of interest, have you tried VirtualBox and if so does it give the same error message.
    Thanks, I will try that and report back. Most likely tomorrow. I have not tried virtualbox, but I guess it would be worth a shot.
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    Andrew129260 said:
    Thanks. Yes I checked, it's not even an option. Probably cause it's windows 10 home. I think that's a pro only feature.
    Hi there
    You should always be able to run 32 Bit guests even without VT enabled -- however you would then need to run VMWare player version 12.

    To run 64 bit Guests you will have to have VT enabled -- also I assume you are running W10 HOME X-64 so the question of HYPER-V shouldn't come into it.

    Cheers
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