I’ve been trying to access the BIOS on my HP 8300 Elite to enable VT for virtualisation on the CPU, but the HP 8300 loads too fast so I can’t see what button to press to access the BIOS.
If I was using Windows 8 I wouldn’t have this issue because you can change BIOS settings from Windows 8. Unfortunately, I’m using Windows XP so I had to do some research to find out how to access the BIOS.
A little research told me that you can access the BIOS on an HP 8300 Elite but pressing the escape key on boot. Sure enough, I was able to access the BIOS by button bashing escape immediately after powering on the PC.
Once I had access to the BIOS, it wasn’t obvious how to enable VT for virtualisation. I found the setting under Security -> Security Settings. Once I enabled VT, I saved the changes to the BIOS and booted the PC. I was then able to use the advanced virtualisation features in VMware Workstation.