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Sarexpert
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Message 31 of 40

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

I built up another computer and bought a Ryzen 5, yanked the Ryzen 7 out of the Lenovo and replaced it with the Ryzen 5 and used the Ryzen 7 in the new computer.
This only works if you need another computer also.
Folks who can't use the chip elsewhere have wasted a couple of hundred.

 

DisappointedFan
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Message 32 of 40

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

A new BIOS update was posted yesterday (27 Jun 2018) and sure enough, I was disappointed. This problem has been going on for far too long. I feel sorry for those that can't return or exchange this computer for something better.  I'm glad I still have one week left to return this dekstop to BestBuy. 

 

So much power. So much potential. But, so much disappointment.

 

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This was such an awesome deal until you find out it can't run virtual machines. Smiley Sad

 

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whynovtx
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Message 33 of 40

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

Lenovo should really include a disclaimer about the deliberately crippled BIOS on these desktops so customers looking for a computer they can actually use can take their business elsewhere.

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JRewerts
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Message 34 of 40

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

The last BIOS update, from August, fixed the 'disabled" lock on the virtualization. I was looking through this thread tonight trying to figure out why the AMD-V function was locked. On a whim, I updated my BIOS to the newest one and was suprised to see it has the function to enable VM.

 

 

Mod's Comment:  this post was marked as the Solution based on member's feedback on latest BIOS upgrade and that it resolved the issue.

sadata
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Message 35 of 40

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

They finally fix this and then screw over all their non-Windows users by only providing the BIOS update as a Windows executable.  I've already tried installing using FreeDOS and WINE, neither of which worked.  They should be providing a bootable image like every other decent hardware vendor.  Pathetic.

Sarexpert
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Message 36 of 40

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

I agree, the computer is almost old now. I updated the bios and have virtualbox with Ubuntu 18.04 x64 running, and am putting Windows 7 on now to run old programs.
I downgraded the processor from a Ryzen 7 to a 5 because I lost hope. Maybe it will remain powerful enough to run an old computer intensive program.
NYKINGB
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Message 37 of 40

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

Can you please help me out, updated my bios succesfully, but I still dont see the option to enable AMD-V. I was looking under the "security" tab, is it buried somewhere else?

 

**EDIT**

Nvm I found it, dunno how I didnt see it a first, incase anyone else has the same issue its under Advanced>>CPU Setup 

jms209
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Message 38 of 40

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

Anyone try the 8/30 bios udpate? Paranoid lenovo will remove amd-v support.

JRewerts
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Message 39 of 40

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

I just went the multi boot route. Linux Mint and Windows 10. Got 5 terabytes hd capacity so space wasn't an issue. Really starting to dig linux....

jms209
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Message 40 of 40

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


@JRewerts wrote:

I just went the multi boot route. Linux Mint and Windows 10. Got 5 terabytes hd capacity so space wasn't an issue. Really starting to dig linux....


I highly recommend Solus Budgie. Its honestly the best looking and performing distro. Can't go back Linux Mint.

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