01-06-2014 08:32 PM
My Operating System is W-7 Pro and I want to install XP Mode, only I think I need virtualization enabled in the BIOS.
After powering up, the following don't give access to the BIOS:
Ctrl+ Alt + F3
Ctrl + Alt + Ins
F1 + F2
Does anyone know how to access the BIOS in this machine?
According to the Registry Key this computer has Lenovo BIOS Version 5JKT55AUS.
How to enable virtualization is another question, but first I want to get into the BIOS.
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01-07-2014 07:22 AM
"after powering up"? You select F1 at the Lenovo splash screen just after boot to enter BIOs. If you're not able to get in, you are not pressing F1 soon enough.
01-07-2014 05:35 PM - edited 01-07-2014 05:44 PM
Sometimes, with my wireless keyboard, it doesn't become active soon enough after the power-on to F1 into the BIOS, and I have to connect the original wired keyboard.
01-11-2014 07:52 PM
Thank you BiggAl (Guru) for responding. Sorry about the delay in my getting back, I am in school, hence little time.
You were 100% correct, once I connected a wired keyboard, F1 accessed the BIOS reliably.
Now my problem is that I don't see where in the BIOS to enable "virtualization" mode.
Can some one tell me how?
01-12-2014 11:08 AM
01-12-2014 03:48 PM
System Name M90-PC
System Manufacturer LENOVO
System Model 5485AB6
System Type X86-based PC
BIOS Version/Date LENOVO 5JKT55AUS, 4/11/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
01-12-2014 06:50 PM
11-12-2017 05:19 AM
I have this problem also on a Thinkcentre 720 18ASU. After spending over an hour with tech support, it appears that the BIOS has no selection to enable virtualization. Windows 10 task manager says it is disabled. Why would anyone not want virtualization enabled on an 8 core processor? Running virtualbox in 64 bit mode is one of the reasons I chose this computer over less capable ones.
11-12-2017 06:03 AM
I'm not aware of the ThinkCentre 720. Any chance it's an IdeaCentre?