Windows 10: Visualization doesn't turn on in BIOS

  1.    28 May 2016 #1

    Visualization doesn't turn on in BIOS


    Hello.

    I want to install other os'es in virtualbox but it only shows 32 bit machines, no 64 bit. After searching around the internet i found that you had to enable virtualization in BIOS. I did that but it still showed 32bit but when i went again in BIOS it showed [disabled] on virtualization field. I think this keeps turning off even if i turned it on and saved & exited the BIOS.
    How do i solve this?

    Thanks,
    Ninetailz
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       28 May 2016 #2

    Ninetailz said: View Post
    ...
    i found that you had to enable virtualization in BIOS.
    ...
    when i went again in BIOS it showed [disabled] on virtualization field.
    If i found the correct CPU ...
    Intel Processor B950 (2M Cache, 2.10 GHz) Specifications

    then you cannot run enable x64 virtualization

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    You might be able to upgrade the CPU to one that supports virtualization.

    Why not use 32-bit VMs?
    Last edited by Slartybart; 30 May 2016 at 11:01. Reason: add x64 to virtualiztion
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  3.    30 May 2016 #3

    Slartybart said: View Post
    If i found the correct CPU ...
    Intel Processor B950 (2M Cache, 2.10 GHz) Specifications

    then you cannot run virtualization.

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    You might be able to upgrade the CPU to one that supports virtualization.

    Why not use 32-bit VMs?
    Hi there

    as previous poster says you CAN run 32 bit VM's without having the Virtualisation enabled in the CPU.

    If it's the CPU then you'll have to replace that for 64 Bit VM's (or even running a 64 bit VM from a 32 bit Host -- this IS possible BTW - I used to run a 64 Bit W7 VM on an old XP machine back several years ago while testing -- Mem though of 4GB limit remains for 32 Bit Host though).

    If you DO replace the CPU make sure your MOBO is 64 bit capable - otherwise it won't work and you've wasted a load of money.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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