Im running android studio. However when I try to debug I get the following:

emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration!
Please ensure Intel HAXM is properly installed and usable.
CPU acceleration status: HAX kernel module is not installed!

Now I know virtualization needs to be enabled. I checked the machine config using hwinfo and it says that the machine supports virtualization but it isn't enabled. I went into the bios but cannot find a setting to enable it. Any ideas how i can enable virtualization?


Go to UEFI Advanced mode->Advanced tab->CPU Configuration-> Intel Virtualization Technology.

This assumes the CPU types that comes with the notebooks do support virtualization (be warned that some celerons do not support it).

  • Have you confirmed this option exists within the UEFI configuration since the author seems to indicate it does not. – Ramhound Feb 11 '15 at 13:59
  • On some UEFIs the advanced tab (or other tabs) is (are) beyond visible screen and you have to scroll sideways in order to see them. – Overmind Feb 12 '15 at 7:55

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