[SOLVED] ‘Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is not supported on this platform. Continue without virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT’ on Windows 11 host

I was trying to run a Debian, Linux, guest on a Windows 11 Enterprise host with virtualization enabled for the VMWare Linux guest so that I could install minikube. Minikube requires running a VM on the host on which minikube is running, so essentially, a VM within a VM.

After enabling the “Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI” setting and attempting to boot the VM it indicated that this configuration was not supported on this platform.

After quite a bit of digging I figured out the settings required for the Windows 11 host.

  1. Disable Hyper-V
    1. Open the Control Panel and search for “program”
    2. Click on Turn Windows features on or off which will open another modal
    3. Ensure that Hyper-V and all of its child check-boxes are de-selected
    4. Ensure that Virtual Machine Platform is deselected
  2. Disable Core Isolation/Memory integrity
    • Open Settings and click on **Privacy & Security** in the left-hand nav
    • Click on Windows Security
    • Click on Device Security
    • Click on Core isolation details under the Core isolation heading
    • Toggle the Memory integrity setting to Off and restart your machine

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