Virtualization in AN515-42

vkkvkk Member Posts: 82 Fixer
edited December 2018 in Nitro and Aspire Gaming
Does this laptop support hardware virtualization ? I've infer from few  threads that Acer has crippled intel-vtx/amd-v  in   bios, on most models especially amd ones;which makes any sort of virtualization impossible.Appreciate your early response on this before I order the laptop which I plan to use for work also.

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  • AMDKillaAMDKilla Member Posts: 57 Devotee
    Answer ✓
    AMD-SVM and AMD-IOMMU are both options in the BIOS and are enabled by default. I haven't used virtualization on my an515-42 however, but there should'n't be any reason why it doesn't work.
  • vkkvkk Member Posts: 82 Fixer
    edited December 2018 Answer ✓
    I checked this .Virtual box does seem to recognized AMD-V 

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  • AMDKillaAMDKilla Member Posts: 57 Devotee
    Answer ✓
    AMD-SVM and AMD-IOMMU are both options in the BIOS and are enabled by default. I haven't used virtualization on my an515-42 however, but there should'n't be any reason why it doesn't work.
  • vkkvkk Member Posts: 82 Fixer
    AMDKilla said:
    AMD-SVM and AMD-IOMMU are both options in the BIOS and are enabled by default. I haven't used virtualization on my an515-42 however, but there should'n't be any reason why it doesn't work.
    Thanks for checking . Could you pl share a screenshot of the BIOS page with these settings .
  • vkkvkk Member Posts: 82 Fixer
    @AMDKilla : Bump
  • tobimarutobimaru Member Posts: 315 Skilled Practitioner
    For certain I know the AN515-51 supports Intel VTX and Intel VTD in BIOS. Not sure with the AMD flavoring or other models.
  • dclanzdclanz Member Posts: 112 Skilled Fixer
    vkk said:
    AMDKilla said:
    AMD-SVM and AMD-IOMMU are both options in the BIOS and are enabled by default. I haven't used virtualization on my an515-42 however, but there should'n't be any reason why it doesn't work.
    Thanks for checking . Could you pl share a screenshot of the BIOS page with these settings .
    Here you go:

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  • vkkvkk Member Posts: 82 Fixer
    edited December 2018 Answer ✓
    I checked this .Virtual box does seem to recognized AMD-V 

  • mrpataksmrpataks Member Posts: 2 New User
    Does anybody here have this model and virtualization working ok?
    • Model Number
      AN515-42-R25P
    • Part Number
      NH.Q3RSA.003-C77
  • vkkvkk Member Posts: 82 Fixer
    Similar model to OP . Refer to earlier posts and check bios. 
  • AMDKillaAMDKilla Member Posts: 57 Devotee
    Sorry, for some reason I don't get email notifications for replies here. I'll have to look into turning them on!
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