Before we start about how to enable Virtualization in Windows PC. We should know that “What is Microsoft Hyper-V” and How can I enable virtualization on Windows 10, 7, and Windows 8?
The Virtualization also called (Windows sever Virtualization) is a native part of Windows 10. It can create Virtual Machines on both x86-64-bit based Windows running system.
while using Virtualization support you can run any specific applications without installing it. For example, BlueStacks is an application that provides the environment to install Android OS on your running windows without any installation.
However, Windows 8 was the first Windows operating system, which provides this hardware virtualization support natively. The most common use of Hyper-V is to install old windows OS (e.g Windows XP or Windows 7) on your latest running Windows client.
How can I find out if my PC supports Hyper Virtualization or Not?
First of all, to enable virtualization on your PC you have to find out first is your support it or not.
To find out if your PC supports Hyper-V you need to check some settings on your pc.
Just Right-Click onWindows Taskbar and open Windows Task Manager → Performance and last → CPU.
Now you will see two options, which tells you whether your machine supports virtualization or not.
- Hyper-V Support, if it says yes then your PC support Hyper-V
If “virtualization” disabled then you must restart the PC and go to its Bios settings by pressing DEL / F2 / F12 and F7 keys (based on the manufacturer or simply you can google it.) and enable the virtualization.
Step-By-Step: How To Enable Virtualization on Windows 10?
Follows these steps to successfully enable the Hyper Virtualization on Windows 10.
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Step 1. Turn on your PC and go to your BIOS settings by pressing your BIOS Key, which will DEL / F2 / F12 and F7 keys. In my case, it is the “DEL” Key/
Step 2. Now go to BIOS settings: Advanced → CPU Configuration as shown in the picture below.
Step 3. Click on Turn on Virtual Machine Mode and “Enable” it. You have to check your Virtualization name in Bios settings because it differs in different PC.
Now you will see your Hyper Virtualization has been turned on and you can check in your Windows Task Manager also…
So at last you can see the virtualization mode has been activated on your Windows 10.