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jaffreytech
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M73 Tiny: Is VT possible, BIOS settings to enable Acceleration?

Downloaded Virtual Box to M73 Tiny Desktop.  Can't access Acceleration tab (greyed out) to setup guest OS  --  all "help" points to BIOS setting...

Any idea of WHAT and WHERE in BIOS to enable, to gain full access to Virtual Box?

 

 

Mod:  edited Subject line to add system type and clarify problem description

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Re: Setting in BIOS to eable Acceleration?

What is the version and date of the BIOS? 

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Re: Setting in BIOS to eable Acceleration?

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9/10/2015

 

Thanks!

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Re: Setting in BIOS to eable Acceleration?

What is the full model number?   And the full processor model?   Both can be found with 'sys info'

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Re: Setting in BIOS to eable Acceleration?

Product M73 Tiny

Processor Intel i3-4150T
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Re: Setting in BIOS to eable Acceleration?

That processor supports VT-x, but not VT-d.    I can't tell from the documentation, whether this system, which is at the lowest end of the ThinkCentre line, should support Virtualization or not.   Perhaps somebody with more knowledge than I can edify us. 

 

I do suggest that you update your BIOS, there's been important security fixes, and the BIOS settings may have changed. 

 

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Re: Setting in BIOS to eable Acceleration?

Updated the BIOS. No luck. Lenovo Hardware (responsible for this issue) has no idea wha I cannot access the "Acceleration" tab. Easier to scrounge up an old case, and mobo and build a machine that will accept DOS, and W95 than to try and deal with tech support that doesn't have a clue...;-)
Thanks for all your assistance! (and patience)
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Re: Setting in BIOS to eable Acceleration?

I took a look at the BIOS of a M73 SFF with an i5-4570.   It has a BIOS setting for VT-x, and when that it enabled, another setting for VT-d.   The SFF and Tower use a different BIOS than the Tiny, which appears not to support VT. 

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Re: Setting in BIOS to eable Acceleration?

Thanks, a shame Lenovo hardware tech support isn't aware of that;-)... (the two techs I spoke with knew next to nothing about virtualization; only that I was crazy for attempting to use a different OS, even if I could get virtualbox or vmware to work...;-)  and, why wasn't I using Windows 10?

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