Windows – VMWare Workstation – this host supports Intel VT-x

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i have Ubuntu 64bit Boot disk , i configured everythihng in VMWare , created virtual machine ….
and when i power on the virtual machine , there is a black screen with VMWare Logo on it and loading then a error pops on with error :

This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operation systems.
However, 64-bit operation in not possible

This host supports Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled

Intel VT-x might be disabled if it been disabled in the BIOS/firmware settings or the host has been power-cyclen since changing this setting.

(1) Verify that BIOS/firmware settings enable Intel VT-x and disable 'trusted execution'.

(2)Power-cycle the host if either of these BIOS/firmware settings have been changed.

(3)Power-cycle the host if you have not done so since installing VMware Workstation

(4)Update the host's BIOS/firmware to the lastest version.

My Info :

Sony/Vaio VGN-FW378J
Windows 10 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU p8600 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
4.00 GB Ram

I only updated BIOS driver ( i downloaded update from sony site )

How I Can Fix This ?


Best Answer

You need to enable virtualization in the BIOS.

For Sony machines specifically, here is how to enable Intel VT from their support page:

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. At the VAIO screen, press the F2 key.
  4. In the Setup Utility screen, press the right-arrow key until the Advanced tab is selected.
  5. On the Advanced tab, press the down-arrow key until Intel(R) Virtualization Technology is selected and then press the Enter key. enter image description here
  6. Press the down-arrow key to select Enabled and then press the Enter key.
  7. Press the right-arrow key until the Exit tab is selected.
  8. Press the down-arrow key until Exit Setup is selected and then press the Enter key. In the Save & Reset screen, verify Yes is selected and then press the Enter key.

NOTE: The computer will restart automatically.

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