Motherboard doesn't support virtualization
Posted on 2014-12-24
I've built a new system running Windows 10 Technical Preview and installed VirtualBox and found it won't start. When i've looked deeper into this, I found that my motherboard doesn't support hardware virtualization. Is this required for VirtualBox? I've tried enabling Hyper-V in windows and I get an error message saying "Hyper-V cannot be installed. Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware". Does this mean I cannot run any virtualization software unless I change the mobo? Or maybe there is a work-around which will allow me to get up and running?
When I looked in the bios, there was an option there for vt-d. I upgraded the bios and found they removed it. I found other forums saying that Asus never got it working.
Full System: Core I7-4790, ASUS Z97-A mobo, 16G Ram, Samsung 540 EVO ssd