Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I tried to enable Hyper-v feature in Windows 8 Pro,

but "Hyper-V Platform feature is Disabled" ...

I get this message: hyper-v cannot be installed the processor does not have required virtualization capabilities

my processor : Core i7-3630QM

and this information by "systeminfo"

Hyper-V Requirements: VM Monitor Mode Extensions: No
                      Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: Yes
                      Second Level Address Translation: Yes
                      Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes

What problem is my computer does not support this feature?

share|improve this question
Hyper-V Requirements: VM Monitor Mode Extensions: No Seems like it's this one. Are you running VMware as well? – Mar 31 '13 at 20:34
No, VMware is not installed on my computer. – ScottJeffry Mar 31 '13 at 20:42
In Microsoft website: They say only Hardware requirements: has Second Level Address Translation – ScottJeffry Mar 31 '13 at 20:47
Perhaps… although I'm not sure the information is correct. – Mar 31 '13 at 20:55
Your CPU should support VM Monitor Mode Extensions (called VT-x on Intel CPUs). Check your BIOS settings, it is probably disabled there. It might not explicitly be called VT-x though... – Sander Steffann Mar 31 '13 at 21:02

I had a similar problem with my Lenovo x201i which was solved by enabling the "Intel(R) Virtulazation Technology" and "Intel(R) VT-d Feature" options in the BIOS

Just be aware that the wording of these options may be different for your version of the BIOS

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.