In this article, we are going to explain to you how to enable virtualization on your pc or computer.
Before proceeding further, first under what is virtualization technology, often called VT. VT is a feature through which you can make your processor work as many multiple processors. This feature is used very rarely, but since the android emulators came into the scene. Android emulators like Bluestack, NOX, and many more. This feature has again come in the scene.
So now we are going to discuss this in detail and will learn how we can do this configuration.
What are the features of Virtualization?
As we all know, VT is known as virtualization and is used to run a virtual machine on a computer with having only one hardware. Before it was used for the purpose of application development and this process need virtualization and was mainly used for testing purposes. But as soon as android emulators enter the scene, this feature was more widely used by everybody in windows as well. All the popular emulators use this same feature.
Steps to Enable Virtualization.
The process is very simple. Virtualization has different terms when we talk about Intel and AMD. The processor version of intel is called Intel Virtualization and for the processor version of AMD, the term is AMD-v.
There are different ways for enabling virtualization in both the chipset, and it depends on the factors like the type of motherboard used, mother chipset, and its bios’ version as well.
How to Enable Intel Virtualization technology.
The very first step is to switch on your computer or laptop and press the F11, F2, or ESC key to go into your bios settings. When you enter your bios settings, try to find the advanced/CPU configuration menu. In this menu, try to find the Intel Virtualization menu and enable it. Exit the bios tab, save the changes, and then reboot your system. While doing this process don’t forget to enable the hyperthreading feature as well, it will help to increase the overall performance.
How to Enable AMD Virtualization technology.
As usual, the very first step is to switch on your computer or laptop and press the F11, F2, or ESC key to go into your bios settings. When you enter your bios settings, go to the CPU configuration menu then search for SVM mode settings enable is, and you are good to go. SVM model can also be renamed as AMD virtualization or AMD-v or AMD-VT.
How to find out whether the processor supports VT or not.
So what if the VT setting is not supported, So I am listing down the ways through which you can find whether your processor support Virtualization or not.
CPU-z is one of the efficient ways to know whether your system support hardware virtualization.
Download the application from the internet install it then check the instruction column, if there is mentioned AMD-V or Intel-V then your computer supports virtualization.
Download the application install it then go through the supported column there it will be mentioned whether it supports it or not.
By Command Prompt
Select and open the command prompt, then type system info and then press enter. Go through it and check whether virtualization is enabled or not.
How to Know Virtualization is Active or Not.
To be honest I have activated this feature in the bios and have rarely checked again whether this feature is running or not but yeah if you really want to know you can follow this method.
- Click Alt+Ctrl+Del key
- select the task manager option
- Then open the performance column
- Go to the virtualization column
- If enabled, then this feature is already active
Now you are aware of how to activate this feature on your computer. Other operating systems like macOS and Linux also have this feature. IF you have any queries, please mention them in the comment section given below.