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Re: ideacentre 720-18ASU Desktop: how to enable AMD-V (virtualization)

2018-04-20, 20:33 PM

Has anyone tried the BIOS released April 16th to see if they've addressed this issue yet?

 

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/DESKTOPS-AND-ALL-IN-ONES/700-SERIES/720-18ASU/downloads/DS121422

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Re: ideacentre 720-18ASU Desktop: how to enable AMD-V (virtualization)

2018-04-21, 0:51 AM

Tried the BIOS update, no new option in the BIOS and the AMD utility still shows AMD-V disabled in the BIOS.

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Re: ideacentre 720-18ASU Desktop: how to enable AMD-V (virtualization)

2018-05-02, 17:09 PM

OMG.. I should have read this before buy this computer.. I just bought it yesterday and just figured out no virtualization... wow ryzen 7 1700 with no virtualization I never thought about it. I'm going to return this computer soon and stay away from Lenovo for a while...

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Re: ideacentre 720-18ASU Desktop: how to enable AMD-V (virtualization)

2018-05-04, 15:41 PM

I was briefly optimistic after trying the April 16th 2018 BIOS update myself, as I noticed on the security tab there is now a 'credential guard' option. The description listed states that enabling it will enable virtualization, and amd-v specifically. However after enabling it I'm still seeing virtualization disabled. Wondering if I'm missing another piece that anyone else has caught or if we're still stuck with hobbled PCs.

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Re: ideacentre 720-18ASU Desktop: how to enable AMD-V (virtualization)

2018-05-30, 18:11 PM

At this point, isn't it simpler to swap main boards to one that supports this feature?  I just went to add a second hard drive to my 720 and discovered there is no open SATA port.  Really Lenovo?  2 SATA ports and both are in use?  

 

At this time, I'm about to replace the neutered Lenovo mainboard and go to a 3rd party board that does not have all the silly limitations.  Looks like about $60 will do it.

 

Agree this is sad but is likely the most time effective solution.

 

EDIT - language adjusted.

 

 

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Re: ideacentre 720-18ASU Desktop: how to enable AMD-V (virtualization)

2018-05-30, 18:27 PM

Might not be the solution you want, but I just disconnected dvd drive sata cable(don't use it). Bought a $10 9.5mm laptop caddy, put ssd inside, plugged in sata cable and velcro it down to inside of case.

 

Similar to this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0193WYW36/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Have been using this for 4 months and no issues, just changed boot order and now can use it to boot instead of hdd. Speed is maxed out on my Samsung Evo.

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Re: ideacentre 720-18ASU Desktop: how to enable AMD-V (virtualization)

2018-05-30, 19:25 PM

Thanks.  I looked at that.  That solves the SATA problem but I found that power plug to the DVD reader was not suitable for my 3TB WD drive.  How did you solve the power?

 

Again...all this is really making me look at a replacement mainboard.  I can use a non-proprietary chipset, overclock, run VZ, drive multiple SATA devices.  

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Re: ideacentre 720-18ASU Desktop: how to enable AMD-V (virtualization)

2018-05-30, 19:32 PM

Look at the caddy I linked, I just plugged sata cable into it, didn't do anything else.I even tested speed and got full speed, so power isn't an issue with an SSD.

 

A 2.5 in drive should be fine.

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Re: ideacentre 720-18ASU Desktop: how to enable AMD-V (virtualization)

2018-05-30, 19:49 PM

Ah...right...don't think that will work for me. 

 

I need to run a second 3TB WD HD unit...not an SDD.  I'm sure there's some power dongle I can locate that will solve the problem.  

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Re: ideacentre 720-18ASU Desktop: how to enable AMD-V (virtualization)

2018-06-28, 2:32 AM

So has anyone replace the mobo yet or have recommendations from experience? Other forums show the ASROCKs as a good option. I'll look for anyone to post if/how they swapped out the crippled included mobo.

 

I can't afford to risk another Lenovo Ryzen 7 system while I wait for a response from Lenovo or others, so I bought a Dell Precision workstation in the meantime. No problem with virtualization there, but now my Lenovo is just an expensive web surfing machine until I find a virtualization solution, hopefully here.

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