I need to enable hardware virtualization on Asus Vivobook X505ZA with Ryzen 5 2500U CPU in order to have Android Studio 3.5.1 run Virtual devices.

I have tried this...

How to enable hardware virtualization on AMD Asus motherboard

...but the option mentioned in the answer does not appear Asus Bios Without SVM AMD-V option

I have also checked that the bios is up to date, and I have the same last version 311 https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-15-X505ZA/HelpDesk_BIOS/

The support for virtualization over AMD in Android Studio is mentioned here https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/09/android-studio-device-emulator-now-works-amd-processors-hyper-v/

And even when in the Bios is the setting is not shown, it seems that virtualization is already working

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But when I try to create a new Android Virtual Device the error still appears enter image description here

It seems to me that I might be missing something very obvious

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    If Windows says it’s enabled, it is. However, it may be in use. Do you perhaps have conflicting virtualization software (like Hyper-V) installed? – Daniel B Nov 1 '19 at 11:00
  • I have just checked - Hyper-V is not enabled/installed in my Windows 10 – Mauricio Gracia Gutierrez Nov 1 '19 at 13:42
  • @Moab did you check the provided link in the question ? - androidpolice.com/2018/07/09/… – Mauricio Gracia Gutierrez Nov 1 '19 at 14:04
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    Amd has their own virtualization technology (AMDV and AMDV-i) and its not compatible with earlier versions of AS (You must use Android Studio 3.2 Beta or higher) – Moab Nov 1 '19 at 14:07
  • Thanks for your comments I have just read again the article from AndroidPolice and the missing step was to Enable "Hyper-V" manually. - my Android Studio is 3.5.1 – Mauricio Gracia Gutierrez Nov 1 '19 at 14:13

After reading some comments I have just found the missing step

you might have to enable Hyper-V manually

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That was mentioned in the same article I provided in the question


To use the new emulator on AMD processors, you'll need Android Studio 3.2 Beta or higher, along with v27.3.8 of the emulator (available through the Studio SDK Manager). Windows 10 with the April 2018 update is also required, and you might have to enable Hyper-V manually.

After restarting windows to finish Hyper-V installation this is how a Pixel 2 emulator looks on a AMD procesor with Android Studio 3.5.1

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