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Problems using XP mode in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Software' started by Johnd76, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    I have just installed the XP mode on windows 7 but i keep getting the flollowing error "windows virtual pc requires hardware-assisted virtualization.There is no hardware-assisted virtualization support in this system"

    can anyone help?
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    There's two things you have to make sure:

    1. The your CPU supports hardware virtualisation (check either Intel's or AMD's website) &
    2. If your CPU does support it, make sure that it's turned on in the BIOS.

    -ken
     
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  3. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    I found i test i could do from intel, my computer doesnt support virtualization technology, thanks for the reply wagnerk :)
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    No worries :)

    -ken
     
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  5. Modey

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    There is a chance though that a BIOS update from your motherboard manufacturer has added support since you bought your system. Worth a shot maybe ...
     
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  6. jk2447

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    This is a good point but you run the risk of "bricking" your laptop. My Sony Vaio can support it, but Sony chose to disable it in all but one range. I could enable it but because I've heard a few horror stories, I just dual boot x86 XP on this now, much safer. Jim
     
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  7. supernova

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    because its insecure according to sony.

    "Our engineers and QA people were very concerned that enabling VT would expose our systems to malicious code that could go very deep in the Operating System structure of the PC and completely disable the latter. "

    from a company (Sony/BMG) that used to install root kits as apart of there DRM.
     
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  8. jk2447

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    Thanks for the info. Pretty poor show on Sony's behalf if you ask me. Fair enough it can pose a potential threat but isn't everything. I may not buy another Vaio next time, I've had them for years so maybe time for a change . . . .
     
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  9. Johnd76

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    I see now that Microsoft have removed the need for hardware virtualition now, so for people like myself, I can now use XP mode.
     
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  10. supernova

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    yeap, this an update. However, this is a penalty in performance.

    There a few other changes to MS's VM policies including cheaper virtual licensing for businesses.
     
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