Solved: VirtualBox only showing 32 bit guest versions on my 64 bit host OS

Even though my Host OS is a 64-bit version ofย  Windows 10, VirtualBox does not display any 64-bit guest operating systems in the Create Virtual Machine “Version:” drop-down menu.

This could be annoying. I have an HP Notebook 4535s. In the System Configuration tab, Device Configuration I noticed an option called Virtualization Technology.

I placed a check mark next to it to enable Virtualization, saved changes, and reboot. The enabling or location of the Virtualization option is different depending on the BIOS version.


Once you re-boot 64 Bit OS should be visible in the Create Virtual Machine “Version:” drop-down menu.

If it still doesn’t work disable Hyper-V in Windows 10 in the Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off section

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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