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Enabling Intel VT-x in a T410

2015-01-09, 13:56 PM

Hi all,


I have a T410 that's from 2010 with the i5 520m cpu. I bought it used recently and I don't think the bios has ever been upgraded.


When I follow the regular instructions of entering BIOS --> Config --> CPU, I saw a menu of four choices. The bottom two were

Intel(R) Virtualization Technology [DISABLED]

Intel(R) VT-d Feature [DISABLED]

I tried to change them, but strangely the menu only let me navigate through the first two choices (I can't recall them exactly now but they didn't seem to have anything to do with virtualization), nothing seemed to allow me to access the bottom two choices... 


How should I go about fixing this properly?  I want to be very careful with upgrading/flashing BIOS as I really don't want to end up with a brick




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Re: Enabling Intel VT-x in a T410

2016-09-07, 20:50 PM

Look for your BIOS Version and post it(You can find it on the start page of your BIOS)

VT-x is supported by your CPU, but maybe there are conflicting settings..

Maybe you really have to update the BIOS but that shouldn't be a real problem...

Use a disk image, hook your thinkpad to the power and let it be for 20 minutes or so...


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