I was trying to install Ubuntu through a program called VirtualBox when I ran into a problem. I couldn’t save my settings and was really confused about what to do next, so I got some great advice from my dear friend Allan. He told me I needed to enabled Intel Virtualization! Whether you want to run multiple operating systems or need Intel Virtualization enabled for another reason, I’m going to show you how to enable this setting on on your ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop. It’s surprisingly easy.
What is Intel Virtualization?
It’s provided in Intel processors and enables a user to use multiple operating systems at the same time, hosting on a single processor. Pretty cool right? Intel VT is the processor’s ability to host multiple virtual machines as well as their operating systems. It’s also called Intel Virtualization Technology and has also gone by the name Vanderpool in the past.
How to enable Intel Virtualization
I’m using an ASUS TUF Gaming laptop. Most computers have different bios interfaces. Don’t worry if yours is different to mine – the settings may be in different places but they’re generally similar and you will be able to find them.
First you’ll have to restart your laptop. Press the ‘escape’ key and f2 as the computer restarts and you’ll see your bios settings.
At the bottom right corner, you’ll see an option for ‘advanced settings’. Click on that.
There are some options in the top menu. You’ll see ‘main’, ‘advanced’, ‘boot’, ‘security’ and ‘save and exit’. Go to ‘advanced’.
We are looking for a setting called SVM Mode. Click the drop down menu and change the option from ‘disabled’ to ‘enabled’
Press f10 to save and exit!
Using a different ASUS model? Keep an eye out for SVM Mode in your Advanced Settings and change it to ‘enabled’. It might be under your CPU settings. Check out this great video tutorial. If you need a hand on how to enable Intel Virtualization don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m happy to help.