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Windows 7: The easiest and safest way to enable hardware-virtualization

15 Mar 2011   #1
beecher

windows 7 home X64
 
 
The easiest and safest way to enable hardware-virtualization

What is the easiest and safest way to enable hardware-virtualization on my laptop?
Laptop specs:
Model: HP dv4-2145dx
CPU: AMD turion X2 dual-core mobile M520 2.30 GHz
OS: windows 7 64bit


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15 Mar 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You go into the BIOS and you turn the hardware virtualization to On. Either you will have it or you will not. It's not a dangerous setting at all.
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14 May 2011   #3
kings

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
You go into the BIOS and you turn the hardware virtualization to On. Either you will have it or you will not. It's not a dangerous setting at all.
probably you can help me........i have a sony vaio laptop vpccw1s1e i want to turn on hardware virtualization in my bios but when i run intel processor identification utility in CPU technoligies it say virtualization technoligies NO:

is there anyway i can hack my BIOS to enable this??? i would do anything to get this to work....

thanks in advance for your help or any help there is
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17 May 2011   #4
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kings View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
You go into the BIOS and you turn the hardware virtualization to On. Either you will have it or you will not. It's not a dangerous setting at all.
probably you can help me........i have a sony vaio laptop vpccw1s1e i want to turn on hardware virtualization in my bios but when i run intel processor identification utility in CPU technoligies it say virtualization technoligies NO:

is there anyway i can hack my BIOS to enable this??? i would do anything to get this to work....

thanks in advance for your help or any help there is
Hi there
If the function doesn't exist in the processor then -- No GO.

Sometimes stuff is hidden or deliberately hobbled to force consumers into getting a more expensive model but if the INTEL CPU identification utility says NO virtualisation facility -- then you are out of luck.

However this does NOT mean you can't run Virtual machines -- on VMWARE for example you can run 32 bit GUEST vm's -- but without VT you CANNOT run 64 BIT GUEST VM's.

( Not sure about vbox or Virtual PC from MS - but vmware player / vmware server are FREE from vmware and run 32 bit Guest VM's just fine).

VT facility btw has nothing to do with whether you can run a 64 bit HOST -- all you need for that is a 64 bit capable CPU.

Incidentally if you DO have a 64 bit capable CPU and VT feature -- then its quite amusing to run the 32 bit XP system as a HOST and have the 64 bit W7 x-64 running perfectly as a GUEST VM under XP.

In this case however Virtual and Real machine will see a max of 4 GB RAM since the host OS can only address up to 4 GB RAM max.

Cheers
jimbo
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