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Windows 7: Enabled CPU Virtualization in BIOS, Still Can't Virtualize

24 Sep 2014   #1
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Enabled CPU Virtualization in BIOS, Still Can't Virtualize

See my signature for system specs. I enabled virtualization in my BIOS so I could install lubuntu in a virtual box and I still get the 'hey, slow down now,' "this kernel requires a x86 or x64 cpu but only detected an i686 cpu. Unable to boot. Please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU" error.


I'm running Virtual PC. I got the same error with Oracle VM VirtualBox

Does anyone have a little insight?


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24 Sep 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Try this:
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26 Sep 2014   #3
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks so much for this.
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27 Sep 2014   #4
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

I'd go for the (FREE) VMWARE PLAYER - has less problems than anything else -- also for running a GUEST x-86 VM you don't even need to enable the Virtualisation feature. You only absolutely need to do it if running x-64 guests - (BTW you CAN actually run a 64 bit guest on a 32 bit machine !!! but the virtualisation in this case must be enabled and of course Virtual + Guest RAM combined can only be up to 4GB on a 32 bit host).

Virtual PC is old and not as flexible as other virtualisation products - VMWARE seems to be the most stable and yields (IMO) the best results.

Cheers
jimbo
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