Fix: “hyper-v platform greyed out”

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Situatie

If you’re getting Hypervisor is not running message or Hyper-V Platform is greyed out, perhaps the problem is related to your BIOS settings. As you know, in order to use virtualization, this feature needs to be actually enabled in BIOS.

Solutie

Make sure that virtualization is enabled in BIOS

To check if virtualization is enabled, just enter BIOS and look for this feature. To see how to properly access BIOS and find this feature, we advise you to check down and see information. Once you enable this feature, go back to Windows and check if the problem is still there.

Acer

Most commonly: F2 or Delete.

On older computers: F1 or the key combination CTRL+ALT+ESC.

  1. Turn ON the System.
  2. Press F2 key at startup BIOS Setup.
  3. Press the right arrow key to System Configuration tab, Select Virtualization Technology and then press the Enterkey.
  4. Select Enabled and press the Enter key.
  5. Press the F10 key and select Yes and press the Enter key to save changes and Reboot into Windows.

Asus

Most commonly: F2.

Alternatively: Delete or Insert key, and less commonly F10.

  1. Turn ON the System.
  2. Press F2 key at startup BIOS Setup.
  3. Press the right arrow key to Advanced tab, Select Virtualization Technology and then press the Enter key.
  4. Select Enabled and press the Enter key.
  5. Press the F10 key and select Yes and press the Enter key to save changes and Reboot into Windows.

DELL

Newer models: F2 key whilst Dell logo is on screen.

Alternatively: F1, Delete, F12, or F3.

Older models: CTRL+ALT+ENTER or Delete or Fn+ESC or Fn+F1.

  1. Turn ON the System.
  2. Press F2 key at startup BIOS Setup.
  3. Press the right arrow key to Advanced tab, Select Virtualization and then press the Enter key.
  4. Select Enabled and press the Enter key.
  5. Press the F10 key and select Yes and press the Enter key to save changes and Reboot into Windows.

HP

Most commonly: F10 or ESC.

Alternatively: F1, F2, F6, or F11

On HP Tablet PCs:  F10 or F12

  1. Turn ON the System
  2. Repeatedly press Esc key at startup.
  3. Press the F10 key for BIOS Setup.
  4. Press the right arrow key to System Configuration tab, Select Virtualization Technology and then press the Enter key.
  5. Select Enabled and press the Enter key.
  6. Press the F10 key and select Yes and press the Enter key to save changes and Reboot.

Lenovo

Most commonly: F1 or F2

Older hardware: the key combination CTRL+ALT+F3 or CTRL+ALT+INS or Fn+F1.

If you have a ThinkPad, consult this Lenovo resource

Enabling VT-x in ThinkPad (Tablets/Convertibles/Notebooks):

  1. Power ON the system.
  2. Press Enter or Tap the touch screen during Lenovo startup screen.
  3. Press or Tap F1to enter into BIOS Setup.
  4. Navigate to Security tab, then press Enter on Virtualization.
  5. Select Intel(R) Virtualization Technology, Press Enter, choose Enable and press Enter.
  6. Press F10.
  7. Press Enter on YES to save the settings and boot into Windows.

Enabling VT-x in ThinkCentre (Desktops):

  1. Power ON the system.
  2. Press Enter during Lenovo startup screen.
  3. Press F1key to enter into BIOS Setup.
  4. Navigate to the Advanced tab and press Enter on CPU Setup.
  5. SelectIntel(R) Virtualization Technology, Press Enter, choose Enable and press Enter.
  6. Press F10.
  7. Press Enter on YES to save the settings and boot into Windows.

Sony

Sony VAIO:  F2 or F3

Alternatively: F1

If your VAIO has an ASSIST key, try to press and hold it while you power on the laptop. This also works if your Sony VAIO came with Windows 8.

  1. With the computer turned completely off, press and hold the Assist button until the black VAIO screen appears.NOTE: The location of the Assist button will be different depending on the computer model. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the computer for the exact location of the Assist button on your model.
  2. At the VAIOCare | Rescue Mode screen, press the Down Arrow key until the Start BIOS setup [F2] option is highlighted, and then press the Enter key.
  3. In the [BIOS Name] Setup Utility screen, press the right-arrow key until the Advanced tab is selected.
  4. On the Advanced tab, press the down-arrow key until Intel(R) Virtualization Technology is selected and then press the Enter key.
  5. Use the arrow keys to select Enabled, and then press the Enter key.
  6. Press the right-arrow key until the Exit tab is selected.
  7. Press the down-arrow key until Exit Setup is selected and then press the Enter key.
  8. In the Save screen, verify Yes is selected and then press the Enter key.

Toshiba

Most commonly: F2 key.

Alternatively: F1 and ESC.

Toshiba Equium: F12

  1. Turn ON the System.
  2. Press F2 key at startup BIOS Setup.
  3. Press the right arrow key to Advanced tab, Select Virtualization Technology and then press the Enter key.
  4. Select Enabled and press the Enter key.
  5. Press the F10 key and select Yes and press the Enter key to save changes and Reboot into Windows.

 

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