[Solved] How Enable Virtualization (Intel VT-X) in Bios- Lenovo Idea Pad S400 Laptop

By | May 12, 2013

Recently I bought one new laptop Lenovo Idea Pad S400 ultra book laptop. After installing Windows 8 OS and VM ware I tried to install Windows Server 2012, but I got an error message saying ‘VT Disabled’. As an I.T professional, VM Ware Workstation Windows Server 2012 is essential for me. So I googled the problem and came to know about Intel VT (Virtualization Technology). In order to run Virtualization we should enable VT in the bios of our machine. Here are the simple steps to enable virtualization in bios.

Enable Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) In Bios of Lenovo Laptop

Error Message in VM Ware

Step 1: 
While rebooting the laptop, enter to the system Bios by holding ‘Function + F2’ keys
Step 2: 
Go to ‘Configuration’ tab, and look for ‘Intel Virtualization Technology’. Most probably it may disabled. (Refer the image below)

Step 3: 
Enable it and hit ‘F10’ key to Save and Exit.

After booting up you are able to install Virtual Machine via VM Ware workstation.
The same procedure is also applicable for almost every lap top in the market.

4 thoughts on “[Solved] How Enable Virtualization (Intel VT-X) in Bios- Lenovo Idea Pad S400 Laptop

  1. Anthony

    Thank you for your help this was helpful even though my problem was with a Levono ThinkCentre AZ8. Had to go to F12, then Enter Setup, goto Advance Tab, then CPU Setup. Once in CPU setup I had to tab down to “Intel (R) Virtualization Technology” hit enter, then it gave me the option to enable. Once I restarted the system I was able to start my VM Windows server 2012R2 in VM workstation. I still checked the box “Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI” in the Virtual Machine Settings under Processors, just in case. I hope this helps someone else who is having the same issues.

  2. tomer

    Thx for the explenations…
    but with my computer (lenovo) under Comfugeration i don’t have “Intel Virtualization Technology”.
    what can i do?
    i’ll be happy if you can help me
    thx a lot!

  3. Andrew

    If articles may be edited, the author should amend or remove the line about this procedure applying to every laptop on the market. It clearly does not from reading the comments, nor does it on my laptop. Still trying to figure out how to enable virtualisation. BIOS settings are few and basic. Wondering if I can upgrade BIOS


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