How to enable VT (Virtualization Technology)

The operating system of the Android emulator is different from the Windows operating system. It needs to run on a virtualized "computer". It is the popularization of VT (virtualization technology) that allows us to use the Android emulator to run all kinds of Android operating system applications. VT allows a single processor to simulate multiple processors in parallel, dividing a computer into multiple independent computers.


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1. The role of enabling VT on PC

The emulator needs an "independent" environment to run, and VT is designed for providing this environment. Enabling VT allows the emulator to get more computer resources to run apps or games. In order to ensure the smoothness of the games, VT must be enabled.


Enabling VT will not cause harm to the computer. Sometimes you can't even launch LDPlayer when it is disabled. On the contrary, after VT is enabled, the emulator runs 10 times faster! So we need to enable the Virtualization Technology. 


2. Judge whether VT is supported by your PC 

However, some PCs don't support VT. Now the question is: how do I know if VT is supported by my PC?


Step 1: Click the following link to download a portable tool, which can be used to judge whether VT is supported or enabled.


Step 2: Directly double-click this file with an extension of .exe after it is downloaded.


Step 3: You will get one of the following three results.

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As you can see the pictures above, the first picture shows that VT is not supprted and so can't be enabled; the second one shows that your PC supports VT but you have disabled it; what we would like to see is the last picture. 


2. Check whether VT is enabled

You can check whether VT is enabled in the following way.


See if the character 'VT' is shown in the top right corner of LDPlayer. If it is, VT is disabled or used by other computer programs. If it isn't, VT is enabled and so you can directly ignore this tutorial.

How to enable VT (Virtualization Technology)


3. Universal method of enabling VT

But how do I enable VT? The steps below will teach you what you should do. Please note that you have to do all these steps by yourself because you will enter BIOS and Windows operating system won't run on your computer at that time. That is to say, we can't give you a hand through TeamViewer which only runs on Windows operating system.


Step 1: Enter BIOS

Restart your computer, press the F2 or Del key repeatedly as soon as your computer shuts down.

How to enable VT (Virtualization Technology)

If you still can't enter BIOS after doing that, please try pressing another key. Now you may want to know which key you should press. Every brand of laptop and motherboard is different. Please view the table below to find your own laptop or motherboard. If you can't find yours, please search Google for accurate answer applying to your own brand of laptop or motherboard.


Step 2: Enable VT

After you enter BIOS, press the ←, →, ↑ or ↓ key to switch from one item to another if you don't see your cursor on your screen. In addition, to press the Enter key will allow you to have one item selected. 

Find the VT item which is usually named Intel(R) Virtualization Technology, Virtualization, Virtual, VT-X or SVM. In general, you can find it here: Advanced > Processor Configuration/Security.

How to enable VT (Virtualization Technology)

Select Intel(R) Virtualization Technology and change to Enabled.

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Last but not least, press the F10 key to save and exit.