Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Turn On virtualization (VT-x) on Windows PC

Virtual Technology is being used  a lot nowadays. The benefits that come bundled along with virtualization can make any nerd feel fortunate. Using a virtual device inside the original one doubles the benefits as one can work on a versatile system having the collective advantages of both. The most recent demand of virtualization is been seen for using the emulator in Android Studio. To use the various Android emulators you need to turn on virtualization technology.

To Turn On Virtual Technology, you need to go to the Bios Setup.
Now for most laptops Bios setup can be reached by pressing F12 multiple times on startup.

But for specific instructions on how to open Bios follow the following.

For Windows 8/8.1

1. Go to the right side of monitor screen, Press Settings.
2. Choose Change PC Settings.
3. Update and Recovery.
4. Click Recovery.
5. Under Advanced Startup click Restart Now.

A blue colored screen would appear after this with three options Continue, Troubleshoot and Turn Off your PC.

Click on Troubleshoot and you'll reach a new blue colored screen.
Choose Advanced Options that would get you to another screen with 6 settings, one of which would be UEFI Firmware Settings. You can find the virtual technology here. Enable it and save.

For Lenovo Laptops

1. Press the small Novo button provided somewhere near the physical Power button of your laptop or on the side of your laptop. (Switch off the laptop before doing this)
2. Select BIOS setup.
3. Go to the Configuration Tab.
4. Select the Intel Virtual Technology and choose Enabled.
5. Press F10 to save and exit.

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