AMD Virtualisation- EXPLAINED!

A flag bearer in the field of Virtualisation technology, AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), has made virtualisation even more convenient and efficient than before. If you’re looking for an improvement in your virtualisation experience, it’s time you checkout the AMD Virtualisation; which is essentially an upgrade for your processor that introduces hardware extensions that significantly improve resource management and the VM performance. In this article we will be talking about why AMD virtualisation is better than software emulation and how you can enable Virtualisation on your system-

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Why is AMD Virtualisation better than software emulation?

Through Virtualisation, the guest programs on your system can sun a simulation that emulates the hardware of your system. This process, however is carried out via a software manager. This long drawn process, that involves every operation to pass through the software not only hampers proper access to the processor, but is also extremely time consuming and limiting. The new hardware virtualisation technology in AMD virtualisation comes with processor extensions that are able to offload the software’s work, resulting in the emulated system getting more processing power and better efficiency, which in turn means that you can run a significantly larger number of VMs on your system simultaneously.

How to enable AMD Virtualisation on your PC?

First we will need to check if virtualisation is already enabled on your PC, to do so:

  • Press ctrl+Shift+Esc on your keyboard to open up the Task Manager.
  • At the top of the Task Manager window, click on the ‘Performance’ tab.
  • At the bottom right of the ‘performance’ window, you’ll find the Virtualisation option, with either ‘Enabled’ or ‘Disabled’ written in front of it.

If virtualisation is disabled on your PC, you can enable it:

– Open the ‘settings’ window on your PC.

– Click on the Update and Security option.

– Open the recovery tab, and click on ‘Advanced start-up

– Now select the ‘Restart Now’ option and on the screen that pops up – click on ‘Troubleshoot’.

– Select ‘Advanced options’ and open the ‘UEFI Firmware settings’, and click on ‘Restart

– Your system will now open up in BIOS mode, which means that you can’t use the mouse anymore, and you’ll have to use the up, down and sideways arrows to toggle between options. Press the f10 key on your keyboard that corresponds with the ‘BIOS setup’ option on the screen.

– Now go to the ‘System configuration’ tab by clicking on the right arrow on your keyboard.

– Under the System configuration tab, get to the ‘Virtualisation technology’ option with the downwards arrow, and press Enter.

– On the box that pops up, get to the ‘Enabled’ option and press ENTER.

– Now press F10 that corresponds to the ‘Save and Exit’ option on the screen. On the pop up window, press enter on ‘YES’ to save changes.

You computer will now open up to its normal interface. Open the Task Manager, if it is not already open and you’ll see that the Virtualisation option is now enabled.