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The virtual machine could not be started because the hypervisor is not running

10 Apr

My quest to try out Microsoft Hyper-V R2 2008 is on going. I decided to install my first Hyper-V virtual machine. But, of course, it was not that easy.

This lovely box appeared:

Hyper-V requires hardware support, including: an x64 CPU; VT (Intel) or AMD-V (AMD) hardware extensions; No eXecute (NX)/eXecute Disable (XD) and full BIOS support for hardware virtualization.

The problem is that in your computer BIOS, the virtualization option is not enabled. By default, virtualization in the BIOS is disabled.

Your CPU needs to be able to support virtualization. Check the specs on your CPU.

To enable this, restart your computer and enter the BIOS. Every system board differs so just read the on screen instructions on how to enter the BIOS (normally DEL or F10).

Once in the BIOS, navigate to CPU settings or advanced settings (may be called something else depending on your BIOS). Look for anything related to virtualization and enable it.

Save the settings and TURN OFF your computer. This will allow the BIOS to enable the feature on start up.

NOTE: Be very careful in the BIOS. If you change the wrong setting, your PC may not boot or become unstable.

Source: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/194.aspx

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