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How to disable hardware virtualization?

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hello @vterra8871

As well as above posts.

Try this Script

To disable hardware virtualization in Windows, you would typically need to access your computer's BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) or UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) settings. These settings can vary depending on your computer's manufacturer and model, but the general process is as follows:

1. **Restart Your Computer**: Begin by restarting your computer.

2. **Access BIOS/UEFI Settings**: As your computer starts up, there is usually a specific key or combination of keys you need to press to access the BIOS or UEFI settings. This key is often displayed on the screen briefly during startup. Common keys include Del, F2, F10, or Esc. Press the appropriate key(s) repeatedly until you enter the BIOS or UEFI interface.

3. **Navigate to Virtualization Settings**: Once in the BIOS/UEFI settings, use the keyboard to navigate through the menus. Look for a section related to "Virtualization," "Advanced CPU Configuration," "CPU Features," or something similar. The location and naming of this section can vary, so refer to your computer's manual or online resources if needed.

4. **Disable Hardware Virtualization**: Within the virtualization settings, you should find an option to enable or disable hardware virtualization. This option might be named "Intel Virtualization Technology," "VT-x," "AMD-V," or something similar, depending on your CPU manufacturer. Use the keyboard to select the option and disable it.

5. **Save Changes and Exit**: After disabling hardware virtualization, navigate to the "Save and Exit" or similar option in the BIOS/UEFI settings. Confirm that you want to save the changes and exit. Your computer will restart.

Please note that the exact steps and options might differ based on your computer's hardware and BIOS/UEFI version. Additionally, disabling hardware virtualization may impact the performance of virtualization software like VMware, VirtualBox, or Hyper-V. Make sure you have a specific reason for disabling hardware virtualization and that you fully understand the implications.

If you're not comfortable making changes in the BIOS/UEFI settings or are unsure about the consequences of disabling hardware virtualization, it's advisable to seek assistance from someone with experience or consult your computer's documentation.

Remember that making incorrect changes in the BIOS/UEFI settings can potentially lead to system instability or inoperability, so proceed with caution and only make changes if you are confident in what you are doing.

Thank you

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