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Registered: ‎04-11-2011
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Lenovo Ideapad z565 - How do you check and enable Virtual Technology (VT) in BIOS

I've been trying to use Virtualization on my Lenovo Ideapad z565 laptop. The laptop is running the OEM installed Windows 7 home premium 64. It is an AMD dual core processor. I've attempted to launch a few VMWare images within VMWare workstation running on my laptop. The VMWare images always seem to hang when trying to launch them. I've read on various forums that this is most likely due to Virtualization Technology (VT) "Not" being enabled in the BIOS. This is supposed to be set in the "Advanced " section of the BIOS. The problem is that when I check my BIOS (F2), the Virtualization Technology (VT) option is not listed in my BIOS. I have a very limited set of BIOS options. I've read that manufacturers of these machines "Block" the user from accessing the advanced BIOS options (for reasons unknown to me). Also, There is a utility distributed by Microsoft called the "Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool" that you can download and run on your computer to check if Hardware-assisted Virtualization (VT) is enabled on your computer. I have run this, and it says that VT "is" enabled on my machine. However, I've seen, from other users, that this tool is known to report false positives...meaning it reports that VT is enabled, even though it is not. I've also read that for these Lenovo laptops, that Hardware Virtualization is "disabled' by default. So, I think that is my problem. Hardware Virtualization is turned off in my BIOS, and I have no way to access it in order to 'enable' or turn it on. Does anyone out there have any experience with this problem, and how did you work around it? Is there a utility that will allow me to enable Hardware Virtualization in my BIOS? If so, can you provide me with the detailed steps to do this? I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

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Message 2 of 11 (5,204 Views)

Re: Lenovo Ideapad z565 - How do you check and enable Virtual Technology (VT) in BIOS

you may need to bios update to activate vt if it's disabled.


Blue Screen Again
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Message 3 of 11 (5,202 Views)

Re: Lenovo Ideapad z565 - How do you check and enable Virtual Technology (VT) in BIOS

Where do you get the latest BIOS update for the Lenovo z565, and how do you update the Bios? Please let me know. Thanks.

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Message 4 of 11 (5,191 Views)

Re: Lenovo Ideapad z565 - How do you check and enable Virtual Technology (VT) in BIOS

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download page doesn't content any bios update.
i'll bring this issue to lenovo staff, they may help you.

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=911767



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Message 5 of 11 (5,186 Views)

Re: Lenovo Ideapad z565 - How do you check and enable Virtual Technology (VT) in BIOS

Thanks. I tried looking all over the internet for a solution to this problem. I've seen solutions for other Lenovo models. I just haven't seen any type of solution for the Lenovo Z565 model. From what I understand, all the bios are different depending on the model.

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Message 6 of 11 (5,182 Views)

Re: Lenovo Ideapad z565 - How do you check and enable Virtual Technology (VT) in BIOS

yes, different bios for each models.


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Message 7 of 11 (5,174 Views)

Re: Lenovo Ideapad z565 - How do you check and enable Virtual Technology (VT) in BIOS

@sample115,

Am checking with engineering on this.

@yigit,

Thanks for highlighting this Smiley Happy

//JameZ
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Message 8 of 11 (5,167 Views)

Re: Lenovo Ideapad z565 - How do you check and enable Virtual Technology (VT) in BIOS

you're welcome.


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Message 9 of 11 (5,159 Views)

Re: Lenovo Ideapad z565 - How do you check and enable Virtual Technology (VT) in BIOS

Hello? Do you have any update on this issue? Please let me know.

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z565 - How do you check and enable Virtual Technology (VT) in BIOS

@sample115,

No revert from them yet. Still pending.

//JameZ
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