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Having a hard time getting bios 'virtualization' setting to stay 'Enabled'


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#1 brian2009

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 02:06 PM

This is on a Dell Latitude e6410. I've attached a snapshot that indicates Virtualization is there but I can't seem to get it to stay enabled after I boot up.

 

1. Should this show it enabled after I change the bios setting....even before any Virtual software is installed?

 

2. Is there a special procedure to  close down the computer to gets the setting to 'stick'?

 

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 02:32 PM

 

in the bios have you tried SAVE CHANGES and exit? or just exit  (without saving)


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Posted 06 March 2016 - 02:37 PM

I'm sure I've tried that. I tried to do this month or two ago and gave up.

 

I'll try it again and report back.



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Posted 06 March 2016 - 04:22 PM

Speccy still shows it as Disabled. The bios has all the Virtualization boxes set to Enabled.

 

The MS Hardware Assisted Virtual Detection Tool indicates V is there but not enabled.

 

Another program indicated the processor was cabable. (SecurAble).

 

I am thinking something in my system is preventing the Virtualization from functioning, even though it is capable of doing so.

 

Dell Latitude e6410 Win7/Pro/64

 

My Bios is old (A06, 11/2010) but I think I've kept it old for some reason I forget.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 05:39 PM

Figured it out. At least so far into my VM project.

 

Speccy now shows it enabled as does the MS HAV check program.

 

Turns out is was a setting in Avast that is defaulted into a state disabling HAV.

 

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=162445.0

 

Weird. Thank you glnz !

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