I am on Linux Mint 19.03.

I want to set a 64 bit Windows 10 into a virtual machine, however it does not prefer me to choose a 64 bit of any windows version, as shown in the figure.

Anybody here to help me to understand why it is so?


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  • Try enabling all the virtualization options in your BIOS
    – Panki
    Mar 31 '20 at 11:29
  • @Panki ok, I will try that, also some resources say something abouy "Hyper-V", is that only related to windows hosts, or something I should care too, if you know.
    – muyustan
    Mar 31 '20 at 11:33
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    Hyper-V is a Windows virtualization technique and does not exist on linux machines.
    – Panki
    Mar 31 '20 at 11:33
  • @Panki yes, that's it. Post as an answer if yo wish and I'll accept it.
    – muyustan
    Mar 31 '20 at 12:08

Your PC can only virtualize 32 bit OS'es because you have not enabled the virtualization features in your BIOS.

Giving exact instructions here is difficult, as every BIOS is a little different.

The settings should be called 'Intel Virtualization Technology', 'AMD-V' or similar and appear mostly in the CPU settings.

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