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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode to be available for download

03 May 2009   #61
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

how do I know if my CPU supports hardware virtualization?
it's a C2D E6750, BTW.


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03 May 2009   #62
FreakyFerret

 
 

Xan K, according to this chart which i posted on the post just before yours, it does.
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03 May 2009   #63
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

yep
according to what freaky and this List of Intel Core 2 microprocessors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
yes it does...
it might be disabled though in the bios...
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03 May 2009   #64
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xan K View Post
how do I know if my CPU supports hardware virtualization?
it's a C2D E6750, BTW.
You can enable/disable it in the BIOS settings.
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04 May 2009   #65
Allan

Vista
 
 

According to the Intel website my chip does support hardware virtualization, however there's no option to enable this in the BIOS. Do I need to upgrade it?
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04 May 2009   #66
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Allan View Post
According to the Intel website my chip does support hardware virtualization, however there's no option to enable this in the BIOS. Do I need to upgrade it?
Tough to say. I can't imagine that it supports it yet there is no way to enable it...do you have the latest version of the BIOS? Check with the manufacturer to see if there are updates.
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04 May 2009   #67
Asgaro

Windows 7 | b7100 | 64 bits
 
 

All look at this chart to figure it out:

Core 2 Duo
E4300/4400/4500/4600/4700 NO
E6300/6320/6400/6420/6540/6550 YES
E6600/6700/6750/6850 YES
E7200/7300/7400/7500 NO
E8190 NO
E8200/8300/8400/8500/8600 YES
Core 2 Extreme

QX6700/6800/6850 YES
QX9650/9770/9775 YES
X6800 YES
Core 2 Quad
Q6600/6700 YES
Q8200/8200S/8300/8400/8400S NO
Q9300/9400/9400S YES
Q9450/9550/9550S/9650 YES
Core i7/Core i7 Extreme
I7-920/940 YES
I7-965 YES
Pentium D/Pentium EE

805/820/830/840 NO
915/925/935/945 NO
920/930/940/950/960 YES
955/965 YES
Pentium for Desktop
E2140/2160/2180/2200/2220 NO
E5200/5300/5400 NO

Source: How many Intel CPUs will fail the XP Mode test in Windows 7? | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com
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04 May 2009   #68
FreakyFerret

 
 

Allan are you getting an error when trying to use the new XPM? If you don't have a copy of XPM, you can download Virtual PC 2007 to test if your system is already set to support virtualization.

Your BIOS may not have a setting for it cause your board manufacturer may not have included that feature in the board. :/
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04 May 2009   #69
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote:
But you'd expect XP Mode to require something extra from the hardware, and here is where the company's playing things low-key. Windows Virtual PC requires a computer with 2 GB of DRAM and 20 GB of free storage space for the creation of a virtual hard disk. The XP Mode drop-in consumes 2 GB on its own, plus another 15 GB for virtual storage. Experience with WVPC's predecessor, Virtual PC 2007, tells me you really need 4 GB of DRAM at least, and 50 GB of total free space. On the one hand, that's probably too much for your "old PC," but you don't want to run Windows 7 on an old PC anyway -- not so it can run Windows XP on the side. The users who will take advantage of XP Mode will be those who require the convenience and efficiency of having both modes of operation in a single machine.
The other big requirement -- one which Virtual PC 2007 did not have -- was for hardware-based virtualization support through the CPU. If you're judging from CPU model numbers alone, you could get confused by this; but typical consumers don't make such judgments based on model numbers anyway. They look for logos such as the Intel vPro and AMD-V symbols, which certify a machine as supporting virtualization in hardware.
For AMD-based machines, practically all Opteron server CPUs support AMD-V, as do all Phenom desktop processors, all Athlon 64 X2 processors with Socket AM2 dating back to 2007, and all dual-core Turion 64 X2 processors. For Intel desktop CPUs, all dual-core Core 2 Duo E6xxx (65 nm), E7xxx, and E8xxx series, as well as Extreme branded CPUs support Intel VT, and all Core 2 Quads including Extreme support it as well. In mobile, the picture is a little spottier: Only some of the first mobile Core 2 Duo T5xxx series support VT; but in the 45 nm generation, all of the Core 2 Duo U-series, the T9xxx, the P, SP, SL, and SU series support VT. All Extreme branded mobile CPUs support VT, as well as all mobile Core 2 Quads.
article: Is 'XP Mode' in Windows 7 something you'd want to use? | IT Systems News - Betanews
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04 May 2009   #70
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

It will surely run on most machines? I haven't used the microsoft VM but have used vmware on very old machines/cpu's with only 1/2gb of ram.
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