I am trying to run a VirtualBox and I am getting VT-x disabled error. I have a i7-7700k which should be able to run Virtualbox AND I have used it in the past and it worked.

Intel processor identification utility says Intel virtualization technology is disabled for some weird reason


  • Windows 10
  • GTX 1080 TI
  • ASUS Maximus IX Apex
  • 16 GB DDR4

Here are the things I've tried

  • Virtualization technology is ENABLED in BIOS
  • Containers, Hyper-V, Virtual Machine Platform are all DISABLED in Windows Features
  • Tried this command:

    dism.exe /Online /Disable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V

and bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

  • Something that has worked for me in past. Start in BIOS and then select the option to Reset BIOS to Defaults. Restart. This does undo Virtualization. Go back to BIOS and just change the one variable (check that there is just one and not two variables - that depends on your BIOS). Restart again and check your virtual machine again.
    – John
    Feb 17, 2020 at 0:51
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    @JakeGould Edited it. As i said though I used to use it in the past and it worked. I dont think its because of my hardware Feb 17, 2020 at 1:18
  • @John Will try that Feb 17, 2020 at 1:21
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    Does this answer your question? VirtualBox Error: VERR_NEM_VM_CREATE_FAILED
    – Ramhound
    Feb 17, 2020 at 3:18
  • Use the Intel to verify VT-x support is enabled. Edit your question to indicate if the tool indicates if VT-x is enabled or disabled. Additional list any optional Windows features you have installed.
    – Ramhound
    Feb 17, 2020 at 3:22

1 Answer 1


Open elevated cmd.exe and run bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off, and then restart system.

  • Tried that, didn't work unfortunately Feb 17, 2020 at 6:46

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