Unable to select 64Bit OS in VirtualBox despite having a 64Bit Host and virtualisation enabled in BIOS

Sep 25, 2018
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I know this question gets asked quite a lot in the VM sphere but I’ve yet to find an answer for my particular situation.

Hardware:

Optiplex 755 A22 BIOS running 3.33Ghz IntelCore2Duo
8GB RAM
Windows 7 enterprise edition 64Bit

Goal:

To setup a VM and install windows server to learn and create a home lab.

Issue:

When installing and creating a new VM using Oracle Virtual Box, there is no option to select a 64Bit host OS

Tried solutions:

Enabled Virtualization within the A22 BIOS.
Eneabled any other option related to virt’ in this bios
Disabled VT I/O as per another user
Installed Windows Remote Tools and then disabled Hyper-V
Installed program in Admin mode
Ran program in Admin mode
Cold started PC

According to the information I’ve obtained my CPU model supports both virt and vt-x/d

Still cannot select desired OS for host
 
Sep 25, 2018
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Okay mate when I’m home from work I’ll try that out, thanks!

On a side note, is there a similar program to system requirements lab where I can verify if my processor is capable?

Documentation online suggests my CPU DOESNT support vt-x but others have confirmed it does?

Is vt-x strictly necessary for virtual box?
 

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