How to enable Virtualization (VT) on Windows 10 for BlueStacks 5

Why enable Virtualization? By enabling Virtualization, you will get the following benefits which will greatly improve your overall experience on BlueStacks 5:
  1. 5x performance increase
  2. Allow BlueStacks 5 to use more than 1 CPU core
  3. Eliminate FPS stutter/lag in various games.
  4. The game can be played at the highest graphics settings

How to enable Virtualization?

To enable Virtualization, you must first enter the BIOS and enable Virtualization from within the BIOS settings. The steps below will guide you through how you do this.

Step 1. Click the Start menu and open Windows Settings by clicking the gear icon, as shown below.

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Step 2. Click Update & Security.

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Step 3. In the Recovery tab, click Restart now.

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Step 4. Now, you will have 4 options to choose from. Click Troubleshoot.

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Step 5. Next, click on Advanced Options.

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Step 6. In Advanced options, select UEFI Firmware Settings, as shown below.

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NOTE: If you don't see UEFI Firmware Settings, disable Fast Startup or refer to this alternative method to access BIOS.

Step 7. You will now be prompted to restart your computer. Click Restart Now.

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Step 8. Once you have entered the BIOS settings in your PC, the steps to enable virtualization will vary according to the CPU you have. Based on the CPU you have in your PC, follow one of the 2 sections below.

Enable Virtualization in BIOS for Intel CPUs

NOTE: The layout of BIOS Settings may also vary depending on various factors such as your motherboard, chipset, computer model and OEM.

Step 1. After entering the BIOS settings, press the F7 key or click the Advanced Mode button, as shown below.

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Step 2. Now, open the Advanced tab, as shown below.

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Step 3. Here, you will be given different options. Select CPU Configuration.

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Step 4. To enable Virtualization, click Disabled next to Intel Virtualization Technology and change it to Enabled.

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Step 5. Finally, click Exit and select Save changes & reset.

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NOTE: The options names may vary depending on your PC model, but in any case, remember to save before exiting.

Enable Virtualization in BIOS for AMD CPUs

NOTE: The layout of BIOS Settings may also vary depending on various factors such as your motherboard, chipset, computer model and OEM.

Step 1. In BIOS settings, press F7 key or click on Advanced Mode option, as shown below.

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Step 2. Now, navigate to the Advanced tab.

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Step 3. Find and select CPU configuration.

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Step 4. To enable Virtualization, open the drop-down menu next to SVM Mode and select Enabled.

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Step 5. Next, click Exit.

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Step 6. You will now be asked to save your changes.

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Click OK to apply the changes you made to the BIOS settings.

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