Hardware virtualization is mandatory to use Genymotion Desktop. Fortunately, all modern CPUs support virtualization (VT), but this feature is sometimes disabled by default.
To enable it, you need to access your machine BIOS. On most computers, the BIOS is accessible by pressing a specific key on boot usually mentioned in the computer user guide. However, it may be tricky to access it on machines with Windows 10 pre-installed.
To access your BIOS from Windows 10, please follow these instructions:
- Click on the Start Menu and open Windows Settings by clicking on the gear icon, as shown below
- Click on "Update & Security"
- In the "Recovery" tab, click on "Restart now"
- You will now be presented with 4 options to choose from. Click on Troubleshoot
- Next, click on Advanced Options
- Within the Advanced options, select UEFI Firmware Settings, as shown below
NOTE: If you don't see UEFI Firmware Settings, you may need to disable Fast Startup.
- You will now be prompted to restart your machine. Click on Restart Now
- Once you have entered the BIOS settings in your PC, the steps for enabling virtualization will vary according to the CPU you have.
If you have an Intel CPU, the option to enable should be called "Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)", on AMD CPU, the feature to enable should be called "SVM Mode". Once enabled, save the change and reboot your PC.