The BIOS or Basic Input / Output System is the software responsible for starting your PC system. This program integrated in the central processor retains the data when the power supply is disconnected and when it is turned on again it recovers the stored data.
Each time you boot a Windows PC using a programmable and erasable read-only memory, one is performed self check process which determines that all devices are connected and working properly. Otherwise, the system will display an error screen or a series of sound codes that will indicate a malfunction.
How is BIOS virtualization enabled in Windows 10?
Virtualization is a tool used for mimic hardware features and create a virtual computer system that allows organizations to run more than one virtual system, multiple operating systems, and applications. Its activation will prevent the services already implemented from being affected without a direct impact on the processes of the real environment.
First of all, it is important download Windows 10 from its official website to take advantage of all its features and updates. Hacked versions can damage your computer or simply not have access to all its tools. Secondly, you must verify that virtualization is enabled. To do this, you must access the command prompt console and run “systeminfo.exe”. If no verification message appears, follow these steps to enable virtualization:
- When you start your computer, press and hold the “F2” key for Dell or Acer, “F1” for Hewlett Packard, “supr” for Phoenix Bios, or “F1” plus “F2” for Sony.
- Go to the “boot” tab
- Select the way you want the system to boot and press “+”.
- Press “F10” to save the changes.
- Exit the BIOS system and reboot the system according to the selected option.
For AMD processors
AMD is the abbreviation that defines Advanced Micro Devices which manufactures microprocessors or graphics processors. If your PC contains one of these processors it is possible that requires some updates to run the BIOS. We recommend that you use the cable connected to your router. For automatic update. If you do it with WIFI it may not support the connection. Follow these instructions to get it done manually:
- Install and run CPU-Z.
- Check the BIOS version.
- If you need an update, restart your computer.
- Press “del” or “F2” until the manufacturer’s display screen appears.
- See “BIOS Update Utility.”
- Select DHCP.
- Allow the software to check for updates.
- Install the updates.
- Perform step 2 again.
- Confirm the BIOS version.
You may need to disable UEFI from your PC’s BIOS on Windows as it may cause system boot conflicts and not allow access to updates. This technology replaces the BIOS on some computers. To disable it you must follow these steps:
- Immediately, after pressing the power button on your PC, press “esc” and select “scu” from the drop-down menu.
- Use the directional arrows to “boot” and then “boot type”.
- You will see three options “Dual”, “legacy” and “UEFI”.
- Select “Legacy” and “UEFI” will be automatically turned off.
- Save the changes by clicking “save and exit”.
If you have an Intel processor
Intel processors deliver first-class performance for both business and home use. They are available in a wide range of options for laptops, desktops and servers. Certain updates must be made for the BIOS can support the third generation of these processors.
To perform BIOS updates you must first check what version you have on your computer. It is also important that you use a stable power supply to avoid the risk of an interruption during the process. If you do this from a USB drive, make sure that it is formatted to FAT 32. It is essential that you proceed to access the UEFI Bios settings in Windows and disable it to avoid conflicts with the updates.
How do I check that BIOS virtualization has been successfully enabled in Windows 10?
To verify the proper activation of virtualization in the BIOS you must first turn off your PC and turn it on again. Keep in mind that it is not enough to restart it. Even if your computer has a quick boot option for a full reboot, we recommend that you follow these steps:
- In the start menu go to “settings.
- Select “update and security”.
- Click the Recovery tab and click “Restart Now.”
- Click “troubleshoot” and then “advanced options.”
- Go to “UEFI firmware configuration.
- The computer will restart, display the BIOS, and check if it is turned on.