70-659 Certification Series – 1.1.3-Enable or Verify BIOS settings (i.e. DEP & VT) For Hyper-V

Bios Requirements for Enabling Hyper-V.  Short video to show exactly where you might find these settings.


*X64 Server with Hardware Assisted Virtualization (Likely found under Configuration then “Virtualization” or “Processor”

  • Intel: Intel VT

  • AMD: AMD-V

*Hardware enables Data Execution Prevention (Likely found under Configuration then “Security”)

  • Intel: XD bit (Execute Disable)

  • AMD: NX bit (no Execute bit)

*Hyper-V does not support Itanium (IA-64 processors)

*You CAN install windows without these settings, they are only important when you Enable the Hyper-V Role.

* “Hyper-V cannot be installed error” if not set when trying to enable role




The Entire Series can be found at: 70-659 Microsoft Server Virtualization Certification Everything You Need To Know to PASS! Blog Post Series