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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode to be available for download

04 May 2009   #71
Allan

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
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.
I have a BIOS dated October 2006, there is a December 2008 version available which I attempted to install but Windows wouldn't let it load necessary drivers (even when run as admin).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FreakyFerret View Post
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   #72
FreakyFerret

 
 

Allan, that's not good. What model of motherboard do you have? And which chip exactly?

Win7User512, careful on that article. He says all the 7xxx chips support virtualization, but he's mistaken. In other words, his article is wrong.
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04 May 2009   #73
Allan

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FreakyFerret View Post
Allan, that's not good. What model of motherboard do you have? And which chip exactly?

Win7User512, careful on that article. He says all the 7xxx chips support virtualization, but he's mistaken. In other words, his article is wrong.
IntelĀ® Coreā„¢2 Duo Processor T7200 (4M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)

How do I find out what motherboard I have?
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04 May 2009   #74
FreakyFerret

 
 

This forum post has a link of great programs to use with Win7. Including System Information for Windows program.

And you're right. Your processor does support virtualization. Since it's a laptop, it would be odd for the OEM not to include a motherboard capable of supporting it as well.
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04 May 2009   #75
Allan

Vista
 
 

Manufacturer Acer
Model Grapevine
Version N/A
Serial Number LXAV60J008645022311601

North Bridge Intel i945PM Revision 03
South Bridge Intel 82801GHM (ICH7-M/U) Revision 03
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04 May 2009   #76
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FreakyFerret View Post
Allan, that's not good. What model of motherboard do you have? And which chip exactly?

Win7User512, careful on that article. He says all the 7xxx chips support
virtualization, but he's mistaken. In other words, his article is wrong.
But I have the T7200 or 7250...and my computer supports virtualization...
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04 May 2009   #77
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FreakyFerret View Post
Xan K, according to this chart which i posted on the post just before yours, it does.
thanks, I failed to see it.
Ok, I just enabled it in the bios and check it with GRC's securable.exe and it shows a "Locked On" status, which means everything's good.

one question, though... is there any trade-off in speed or performance having hardware virtualization on all the time? I think I read somewhere sometime ago that it could slow things down. I'm not too sure, though.
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04 May 2009   #78
darkassain

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

nope there should be nothing to notice *until* you are running virtualized programs...
the reason it disabled in laptops is because it does mean that you lose battery faster when turned on...
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04 May 2009   #79
FreakyFerret

 
 

Allan, okay, that's not telling me much. No problem though, let's try a different approach. Which model of laptop do you have?

Win7User512, just saying he's wrong about all 7xxx Core2's supporting virtualization. Some of them do support it just fine.
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05 May 2009   #80
JerzeyLegend

Windows 7 Build 7277
 
 

This is good. Now perhaps I can convince my school to upgrade.

I am going to bring it up at the next student body meeting.
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