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I have been increasingly interested in Linux machines and decided to download Virtual Box to run Ubuntu on my windows 10 laptop. However, every time I try to start the virtual linux, it keeps giving me the following error:

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Linux.

Not in a hypervisor partition (HVP=0) (VERR_NEM_NOT_AVAILABLE).

VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: ConsoleWrap Interface:
IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

I went into settings to see if I can find something there however any change I make is faced by another error:

Invalid Settings Detected: The hardware virtualization is enabled in
the Acceleration section of the System page although it is not
supported by the host system. It should be disabled in order to start
the virtual system.

However, when I went to the Acceleration section and disabled the checkbox for Nested Paging (the only option under Hardware Virtualization), the error was not resolved and I could not save the changes.

Does anyone have any ideas what is going on?

Thank you in advance for any help

EDIT: It turns out that the VT-X command is under the System -> Processor tab. However, that button is unchecked and grayed out for me...

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The most probable reason for this error is that your computer does not have Virtualization enabled.

How do you enable it? Restart your computer, and at first signs of startup, repeatedly press the "F10" button. This will bring up a menu with a bunch of options. Navigate through the menus until you find the "Virtualization" feature. Make sure it is enabled and save and exit.

Now, your virtual machine should work fine.

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