Running Kali Linux on VirtualBox in Windows 10 Home


I am trying to run Kali through VirtualBox. I downloaded kali-linux-2018.3-vbox-amd64.ova, but I get the following error message:

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Kali-Linux-2018.3-vbox-amd64.

VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED).

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

I am running Windows 10 Home Edition, which does not have Hyper V. What are my options for running Kali? Is there anything else I can do other than upgrading to Windows 10 Pro (which supports Hyper V)?

asked on Stack Overflow Oct 19, 2018 by snarble

3 Answers


The Solve:

First,You have to reboot your Computer Then you will see the boot screen It will be BIOS Choice You have to press F10 or F2 or Del That depends on your computer type HP or Dell or Asus ,Etc Then You will see 5 options Select advanced option Bios Setup Utility Picture You will see Intel (R) Virtualization tech Make it enabled Or If your Bios Setup Utility doesn't look like this it will be look like this Hewlett-Packard Computer Setup Picture You have to Select Security Then Select System Security System Security You will see Virtualization Technology(VTx/VTd) Make it enabled If your Bios screen doesn't look like anyone of them Replay me (: See You soon

answered on Stack Overflow Mar 19, 2019 by MonsterP Dev

At the boot of your pc press the correct button to enter in BIOS, then search for VT-x or Something like virtualization and able it. There are a lot of tutorials online for do this, but is very easy, you must only turn on VT-x (The virtualization) on your BIOS, and it should work correctly.

answered on Stack Overflow Nov 18, 2018 by Loris Simonetti
  • Turn off your PC

  • Turn on and keep pressing del or F2 to open BIOS

  • Find Intel Virtualization or similar term and Turn it on

  • You are good to go

answered on Stack Overflow Jul 17, 2020 by Kaamil Mirza • edited Jul 17, 2020 by Boken

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