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I have motherboard model: Asus MB P8Z68-V LX; LGA1155, Intel Z68 and processor Intel Core i7-2600 (LGA1155)

Searches on the Internet indicate hardware virtualization should be possible with these components, but I am not able to enable it.

There is no such option in the BIOS, I have also tried with the answer from this question but there is no path Advanced - CPU Configuration - Intel Virtualization Technology (the last one is missing)

Can you please help me enable hardware virtualization?

Thanks.

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According to your motherbaord's manual, that entry should be there, unless you have a CPU that doesn't support VT. Have you tried updating your BIOS to the latest, and then resetting it to factory defaults? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Dec 12 '11 at 21:33
    
FYI on my M4A78LT mobo, it was called "secure virtual machine" under the CPU tab. Sometimes I wish manufacturers wouldn't try to dumb things down. –  gbjbaanb Jul 30 '12 at 0:42

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I have an i7 2600K and P8Z68-V LE. It should be similar in your computer. The hardware virtualization setting is located in Advanced mode->Advanced tab->CPU Configuration-> Intel Virtualization Technology According to this page, your i7 2600 will support VT-x and VT-d. My "K" (unlocked version) only supports VT-X (so Intel can still sell Xeons) so yours may look a bit different, but it will be in the same place. enter image description here

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Note: F12 is to take a screenshot –  Tim Jan 6 '12 at 10:20
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screenshots in bios is.. fancy... well UEFI –  Journeyman Geek Jan 6 '12 at 10:35
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I logged in to vote you up. thanks, I've been trying to find this option for a while now, your screenshot made it bang on target for me to find it! –  iamserious Nov 22 '12 at 14:39

According to your motherbaord's manual, that entry should be there, unless you have a CPU that doesn't support VT. Have you tried updating your BIOS to the latest, and then resetting it to factory defaults?

Also, perhaps check out Securable by Gibson Research to find out if your hardware supports virtualization.

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The Asus Bios Utility said VT-x was supported but I couldn't find the setting to Enable Virtualization.

After an hour of head banging I noticed the scroll bars - little thin things, am sure the designer thought he was very clever.

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