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Windows 7: Hardware Acceleration - Good or Bad?

07 Aug 2009   #11
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
I did say what OS I was running in the OP, it says there Win7 32-bit!

My spec is 2.2 Core2Duo, 3GB RAM, 320 HDD, Geforce 8600m GT 256mb DDR3.
I refer you to my friend Antman in the post just above yours, who has the proper knowledge of vbox.

good luck


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07 Aug 2009   #12
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

the error message mentions your 'host' computer. i know very little about virtual machines, but is the 'host' the real machine?

your bios is different to mine, but do you have a similar entry to this? mine was in 'cpu feature(s)'

and please use attachments for your pictures, thank you


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07 Aug 2009   #13
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
your bios is different to mine, but do you have a similar entry to this? mine was in 'cpu feature(s)'
I haven't tried to mess with the BIOS yet, in my OP I wanted to know why hardware acceleration isn't turned on by default? Does it cause potential problems or something? Once I know the answer to this question, I will have the confidence to adjust the BIOS.
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07 Aug 2009   #14
Antman

 

You do not have Vanderpool technology / amd-v enabled in your laptop bios. The removal of the checkboxes allows the VM to work in that config.

To use the TOP CHECK BOX ONLY, enable vanderpool in your bios. Tell me your Dell service tag and "we" will tell you how, if it is possible.
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07 Aug 2009   #15
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
We are attempting to use the tools at our disposal in the manner intended. Please fill out your system specs to facilitate full service professional service at no charge.
Lol sorry mate, Done. And I appreciate the "professional service".
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07 Aug 2009   #16
The Blessed One

 

@ Antman

My service tag: deleted.
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07 Aug 2009   #17
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

video settings has a hardware acceleration check box.

The System settings also has one for Virtualization.
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07 Aug 2009   #18
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by streetwolf View Post
video settings has a hardware acceleration check box.

The System settings also has one for Virtualization.
Where in particular in system settings?
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07 Aug 2009   #19
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
@ Antman

My service tag: FQFHJ3J
Dell is less than helpful. Bear with me.

I am trying to determine if your laptop support this feature. If it does not, remove the two check marks referenced earlier.

Please hold...

the only thing I can find about your BIOS so far from dell...
  • System configuration

  • Boot order

  • Boot (start-up) configuration

  • Basic device configuration settings

  • System security and hard drive password settings

NOTE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by Dell technical support, do not change the system setup settings. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly.
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07 Aug 2009   #20
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
Where in particular in system settings?
No disrespect, Street wolf is on the wrong street. The issue is NOT hardware accleration for video. Stand by...
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