How to enable Virtualization (VT) on Windows 10 for BlueStacks 5

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Why should I enable Virtualization?

Enabling Virtualization will incredibly enhance your overall experience in BlueStacks 5. A few benefits of enabling Virtualization are:

  • 5x increase in performance
  • Allows BlueStacks 5 to use more than 1 CPU core
  • Eliminates FPS lag/stutter in various games.
  • Games can be played at the highest graphical settings

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How can I enable Virtualization?

To enable Virtualization, you have to first enter the BIOS and enable Virtualization from within BIOS settings. The steps below will guide you on how you can do this.

1. Click on the Start Menu and open Windows Settings by clicking on the gear icon, as shown below.

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2. Click on "Update & Security".

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3. In the "Recovery" tab, click on "Restart now".

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4. You will now be presented with 4 options to choose from. Click on Troubleshoot.

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5. Next, click on Advanced Options.

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6. Within the Advanced options, select UEFI Firmware Settings, as shown below. 

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NOTE: If you don't see UEFI Firmware Settings then disable Fast Startup or refer to this alternate method for accessing your BIOS.

7. You will now be prompted to restart your machine. Click on Restart Now. 

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8. Once you have entered the BIOS settings in your PC, the steps for enabling virtualization will vary according to the CPU you have. Based on the CPU you have in your PC, click on one of the links below.

Enabling Virtualization in BIOS for Intel CPUs.

NOTE: The layout of BIOS Settings can also vary on various other factors such as your motherboard, chipset, computer model and OEM. 

1. After entering the BIOS settings, press the F7 key or click on the Advanced Mode button, as shown below.

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2. Now, open the Advanced tab, as shown below.

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3. Here, you will be presented with various options. Select CPU Configuration.

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4. To enable Virtualization, click on Disabled next to "Intel Virtualization Technology" and change it to Enabled.

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5. Lastly, click on Exit and select "Save changes & reset".

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NOTE: The nomenclature may vary depending on your PC model, but in all cases make sure to save before exiting.

Enabling Virtualization in BIOS for AMD CPU.

NOTE: The layout of BIOS Settings can also vary on various other factors such as your motherboard, chipset, computer model and OEM. 

1. Within the BIOS settings, press the F7 key or click on the Advanced Mode option, as shown below.

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2. Now, navigate to the Advanced tab.

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3. Find and select CPU configuration. 

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4. To enable Virtualization, open the drop-down menu next to "SVM Mode" and choose Enabled.

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5. Next, click on Exit.

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6. You will now be asked to save your changes. Click on OK to apply the changes you have made to BIOS settings.

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To know about the features available on BlueStacks 5, please refer to the release notes.


Thank you for choosing BlueStacks, we hope you enjoy using it. If you have any further questions, please contact us at support@bluestacks.com. Happy Gaming!

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