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I am trying to run a virtual machine in VirtualBox, but it gives me the following error:

VBoxManage.exe: error: AMD-V is being used by another hypervisor. (VERR_SVM_IN_USE). VBoxManage.exe: error: VirtualBox can't enable the AMD-V extension. Please close all other virtualization programs. (VERR_SVM_IN_USE)

Is is possible to find out which program or service exactly has taken control of virtualization, so that I can uninstall it?

  • Most likely hyper-v. Have you checked that it is disabled? – n8te Apr 6 '19 at 6:58
  • This PC is running Windows 7 x64 which does seem to have Hyper-V. But I have recently installed latest NVIDIA graphics drivers. Can these drivers somehow interfere with VirtualBox? – bkxp Apr 6 '19 at 7:25
  • No, graphics drivers won't interfere. If I'm not mistaken Android Studio can also cause this. Do you have that installed? – n8te Apr 6 '19 at 7:27
  • there are various applications that use virtualization which will enable Hyper-V like Docker or MSVC. The easiest solution would be enabling nested virtualization – phuclv Apr 6 '19 at 8:30