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How do I enable hypervisor in the BIOS?

by eama10 / October 27, 2014 11:27 PM PDT

I have a AT3-605-UR22 (i7 3.4Gz) desktop with Windows 8 installed. I don't see the option in the BIOS and I read somewhere it could be hidden.

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Clarification Request
Maybe you got the term wrong?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2014 2:47 AM PDT

" Intel VT-x or AMD-V is required for running "Nested Virtualization" " but I'm thinking you got your terminology wrong here.

Even VirtualBox can run without that setting.

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Re: hypervisor
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 27, 2014 11:37 PM PDT

A hypervisor is software, not something in the BIOS. However, it may require certain BIOS settings to run or to run optimally. The documention of your hypervisor software should tell more. What are you using?


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I'm trying to install ESXi 5.5.
by eama10 / October 28, 2014 2:24 AM PDT
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And the hardware must support in and it must be enabled in the BIOS. However, I don't see a setting in the BIOS. I was hoping there is some way to unhide the setting.

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Then check the documentation for details.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 28, 2014 2:32 AM PDT
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(NT) hyper threading perhaps?
by James Denison / October 28, 2014 3:02 AM PDT

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