Microsoft Hyper-V Error Message “Processor don’t support virtualisation technology” during Role installation

Hi Community,

when you install Microsoft Hyper-V role on a new system, it could be that you get the error and you can’t install Hyper-V. Mostly the error says that your CPU don’t support virtualisation technology.

Error Windows Server 2012

Error Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

In nearly all of the cases the issue is that Intel VT or AMD-V is disabled in BIOS or UEFI.

To fix this, you should restart your system and enter the BIOS or UEFI. Mostly you find the options in processor settings. You only have to enable it and than you can install the Hyper-V role.

For Windows Server 2012 you have also to enable the executional bit (NX-Bit).

See some example BIOS and UEFI settings.

UEFI settings for Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation with enabled Intel VT and disabled NX-Bit


BIOS settings for Dell PowerEdge with disabled Intel VT and disabled NX-Bit


BIOS settings for Dell PowerEdge-C (CloudEdge) with enabled Intel VT and disabled NX-Bit


BIOS settings for Dell PowerEdge-C (CloudEdge) with disabled Intel VT ,disabled NX-Bit and disabled Intel VT-d.


Help Improve Hyper-V: The Great Big Hyper-V Survey Conducted by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs)

Hi community,

last week Dell Quest TEC 2012 took place in Barcelona. We were pleased to welcome some very special guests, amongst them Aidan FinnHans VredevoortDidier van Hoye and Carsten Rachfahl. All of them are well known Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals).

During this event they created a video to promote their The Great Big Hyper-V Survey.


This survey is conducted jointly by Adain Finn (Virtual Machine), Hans Vredevoort (Virtual Machine), Damian Flynn (System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management) and we are happily supporting this initiative.

What’s the aim of the survey?

The aim of The Great Big Hyper-V Survey is to understand how Hyper-V is being deployed, used, and managed.  This means that we ask questions about lots of subjects including the deployment project, the design of Hyper-V, the implementation of Hyper-V, how you manage it, and the private cloud.  This information is gathered and shared, free of cost, so we can all get a better understanding of how we all are implementing Microsoft virtualisation technology.


Who should participate in this survey … and why?

In brief: Anyone working with Hyper-V including Microsoft customers, partners as well as members of the Hyper-V community should take time to complete the survey. Your answers on Hyper-V usage will help improve the product, detect issues before they show up and enhance Microsoft and community support with guides, blogs and how to’s.

The survey is anonymous and no private data will be transmitted to Microsoft or any other vendor. The survey’s initiators are recognized by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) but they all are completely independent experts (which, by the way, makes their contributions so valuable). All findings from the survey will be published at

Please go to The Great Big Hyper-V Survey webpage if you want to learn more about the survey; alternatively you can go straight to the survey. Thank you very much in advance for your support!