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Windows 7: Problems Recognizing Enabled Virtualization

19 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
same problem

I am having the same problem with my system. I have the same mobo. I was able to get virtual pc to work on it with XP Pro 64-bit before I just upgraded to Windows 7 pro 64-bit. I also tried VMWare 6.5 and still no luck. Anyone have any suggestions?

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19 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Kari, I found the solution to our problem with the 680i mobo. I went into the bios and disabled the virtualization feature and booted up. I immediately restarted the machine, went back into the bios and re-enabled virtualization and saved it to the bios and rebooted. It then worked. Happy virtualizing.
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20 Feb 2010   #13

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Jlozzie, welcome to the Seven Forums.

That's good news. Let's hope Defunker still follows this thread, that might work for him, too.

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24 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7

I know this is going to sound silly, but shutdown the computer, all the way off and then back on. I enabled it in my BIOS as the computer booted up, saved my changes, and let it continue on, when I went to run XP mode, I got the error that Hardware Virtualization was not enabled.

So i turned off my computer the whole way, and then restarted it (without going back into the BIOS), and viola, it worked without issue.

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21 May 2010   #15

Windows 7 x64

I have the exact same issue and I'm running an EVGA 680i Motherboard.

The issue is the fix recommended here only resolves the issue temporarily. After a fresh boot and disabling / re-enabling hardware virtualization I can run my VM's, but a few hours later I come back and the issue has returned.

I also tested with both Microsoft VM and VMWare Workstation and they both display the same problem.

The common thread here seems to be the 680i Motherboard. Not sure if it's limited to the EVGA version or not.
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