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Windows 7: Enable Hardware Virtualization


18 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Enable Hardware Virtualization

It seems I recall there was a setting for hardware virtualization in the BIOS but when I upgraded the BIOS that setting is no longer seen. This Asus P8P67LE is supposed to have it built in, according to a Windows article, but XP mode reports that it's no longer enabled.

There is a hotfix that allegedly will run XP mode, but not as well as true virtualization via the BIOS. Anyone have a clue on where it was enabled in the old BIOS version, which I tried to reinstall but it didn't take. No change was made; the new BIOS remains.

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19 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Hello borate and welcome to Seven Forums the link below in blue is for your ASUS motherboard just select download tab, choose OS scroll down to the bottom of page to expand the Manual link and download the User Manual which will explain how to enable virtualization in one of the chapters related to BIOS settings.

Asus P8P67LE mobo

Edit: If applicable first switch from EZ mode menu to advanced mode menu in your Bios then from pages 69 and 70 of the user manual from the link I posted above - Select the advanced tab (3rd fom left) select CPU configuration and under Intel Virtualization Technology select (Enabled)
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19 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
Dang! Overlooked this in both my manual and the interface, until you explicitly pointed it out. There' a SCROLL BAR that I ignored. Interestingly, after XP mode was reinstalled, with virtualization still disabled in the BIOS, it worked.

Later, when virtualization was ENabled, XP mode didn't work until it was again reinstalled. This hints that install of that feature overrides whatever the BIOS indicates. Flashing the BIOS disabled the feature (the default). Sheeesh. ^_^
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19 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Glad to hear my link helped you use XP mode borate and yes a BIOS flash will set ALL user adjustments to back to factory default values and clear any saved profiles as well.

Before I update BIOS (only when it resolves an issue or improves stability) I will make a note of any changes that were made so they can be restored easily after updating BIOS.
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20 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
...yes a BIOS flash will set ALL user adjustments to back to factory default values and clear any saved profiles as well.

Before I update BIOS (only when it resolves an issue or improves stability) I will make a note of any changes that were made so they can be restored easily after updating BIOS.
Wise advice. And though BIOS updating has gotten more reliable and easier I share your apparent caution on not performing it unless necessary. I vaguely recall a manufacturer mention that advocated a cautionary approach, as flashing can result in nasty problems.
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