Updating intel bios
Updating intel bios
If you have an Intel CPU and uninstalling Hyper-V didn’t solve your problem—or your virtualization app reported that Intel VT-x was disabled—you’ll need to access your computer’s BIOS or UEFI settings.
If this is the case, you’ll see an error messages in your virtualization app to the effect that Intel VT-x (or AMD-V) is unavailable, even though it is enabled on your computer. In the “Programs and Features” window, click “Turn Windows features on or off.” In the “Windows Features” window, clear the “Hyper-V” checkbox and then click “OK.” When Windows is done uninstalling Hyper-V, you’ll need to restart your PC and then you can try using Virtual Box or VMware again.The key you press depends on your PC’s manufacturer, but it’s often the “Delete” or “F2” key.You also will most likely see message during startup that says something like “Press On a UEFI-based computer, you can’t necessarily just press a key while the computer is booting.On systems with an Intel CPU, the Intel VT-x feature can be disabled via a BIOS or UEFI firmware setting.In fact, it’s often disabled by default on new computers.The fact that OEM's actually released updates on out of warranty systems probably highlights the severity of this issue.
But if some people don't care about the security of their system That's their choice.
For Intel CPUs, this means Intel VT-x hardware acceleration.
For AMD CPUs, it means AMD-V hardware acceleration.
I noticed the following statement on the BIOS download page: "HP strongly recommends updating the Management Engine firmware to version 126.96.36.1992 to prevent BIOS/Management Engine firmware corruption issues.".
ME has had some serious security issues discovered and reported to Intel this year.
Modern CPUs include hardware virtualization features that help accelerate virtual machines created in Virtual Box, VMware, Hyper-V, and other apps.