Enable virtualization in BIOS to install multiple operating systems on your Windows 11 computer.
With Virtualization technology, you can load multiple operating systems on your Windows device without any third-party app or tool. It will help you access a larger library of apps to use.
It is extremely simple to access and enable it from the BIOS settings of your device. Once you’ve enabled it, all you have to do is enable ‘Hyper-V’ using Windows Features to install a different operating system on your device. Easy, right? Let’s get going.
Enter UEFI Settings from the Settings App
There are multiple ways you can access the BIOS setting on your computer. However, the most convenient way is through the Settings app.
First, head to the Start Menu and click on the ‘Settings’ app tile. Alternatively, press the Windows+I keys together on your keyboard to open the app.
After that, ensure that you have selected the ‘System’ tab from the left sidebar.
Then, click on the ‘Recovery’ option from the right section of the window.
After that, click on the ‘Restart now’ button to proceed. This will bring a prompt to your screen.
Next, click on the ‘Restart now’ button to immediately restart your PC.
Once your PC restarts, click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ tile.
After that, click on the ‘Advanced options’ tile to continue.
Next, click on the ‘UEFI Firmware Settings’ tile to proceed. Your PC may restart again.
Then, on the BIOS setup menu, use the arrow keys to highlight the ‘BIOS Setup’ tile and press spacebar/Enter to continue.
After that, click on the ‘Configuration’ tab from the left sidebar. Then, click on the checkbox preceding the ‘Virtualization Technology’ option.
Finally, click on the ‘Save’ button or press the F10 key on your keyboard to save and exit the screen.
Enable Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Platform from Control Panel
Once you have enabled virtualization from the BIOS on your device, you need to enable the ‘Hyper-V’ functionality on your device if you intend to load a separate operating system on your device.
First, head to the Start Menu and type Control to perform a search. After that, click on the ‘Control Panel’ tile to open it.
Then, click on the ‘Programs and Features’ option from the grid.
Next, click on the ‘Turn Windows features on or off’ option to continue. This will open a separate window on your screen.
Then, locate and click on the checkbox preceding the ‘Hyper-V’ option.
After that, click on the checkbox preceding the ‘Virtual Machine Platform’ option. Then, click on the ‘OK’ button to proceed.
Windows will then apply the settings to your PC.
Once the process has been completed, click on the ‘Restart now’ button to apply the changes.
There you go, people. Using the above-mentioned simple steps, you can easily enable Virtualization on your Windows 11 PC.