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HP Pavilion dv6-6135dx enabling virtualization


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#1 ebbykirk

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:16 PM

Hi,

 

I would like to enable virtualization on my computer (Win7x64).  I read through this thread:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-Notebook-PC-Questions/HP-Pavilion-dv6-enabling-VT-x-in-BIOS/td-p/...

 

Like some of the posters, the option for enabling virtualization in the BIOS is not visible. Resetting it to defaults made  no difference. The BIOS update posted is not compatible with my machine. Using the tool posted (GRC), I confirmed that my hardware supports it.  Please help.

 

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:18 PM

what virtualization software are you using? Most of the software I use doesn't require any changes to the BIOS. Perhaps if you tell us what virtualization software you are intending to use, what base OS your using, and what OS your wanting to virtualize we can be of more help. :D


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:28 PM

Sure, I'm using VirtualBox and trying to virtualize Linux Mint. :D My native OS is Win7x64.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:05 PM

have you tried just loading up virtualbox? what does it do?


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:40 PM

It displays Linux Mint counting down to boot up, but once the counter ticks down, nothing ever happens.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:53 AM

Can you download and run this Microsoft tool to check if hardware virtualisation is already enabled?

 

If you need a BIOS update for your machine you'd need to download one for your exact model as explained here.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:23 PM

Yes, I ran that and it informed me virtualization was not enabled. I checked that and I do have the most current BIOS update (F.21 according to http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-98701-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=4063&product=5118737&sw_lang= and confirmed with msinfo32).  So how do I enable it? :(


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:14 PM

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do you have this screen anywhere?


Edited by the_patriot11, 29 July 2014 - 09:15 PM.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:24 PM

I do not, that screen shows "Language" and then the next option is "Fan Always On," there is no option for virtualization. :(



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:09 PM

perhaps it wouldn't hurt to roll back your BIOS?


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:44 PM

The previous version didn't have the option either. Is there a way to do it without a BIOS option? I think HP messed it up... I hope there's a way to compensate.






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