It seems the ongoing trend for laptops is to integrate and hide as much as possible from the user. We’re all used to minimalistic crappy BIOS setups with two or three configuration options. However, things go way too far when OEMs remove options related to features that the hardware is capable of but which are disabled by default. This happens with Intel VT on many laptops – even if the CPU supports it, you may not be able to find the BIOS setup option to turn it on.
I certainly wanted to use a feature that I paid for, so I started investigating the BIOS and here’s what I found out.
Update: There’s a 1.21 BIOS floating around that seems to have VT enabled natively. See below.