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Windows 7: hardware virtualization locked off

10 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
hardware virtualization locked off

in my bios is no option for turning on virtualization .
securable showing that my vt locked off .
can i still run xp mode ?

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10 Aug 2009   #2


Since you do not have your specifications listed in your User CPL, I can only refer you to these two threads, and say that, from what I have been reading, you may be able to run it but it will not be using your native processor, it will be an emulated processor - i.e. a lot slower.

List of Intel Processors that support XPMode

AMD cites chips that don't do Windows 7 "XP mode"

More information will be needed - you am not be able to use XP Mode as the native VHD in W7, but there are other Virtualization programs out there that will allow you to run XP if you need it....
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10 Aug 2009   #3

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

johngalt is correct if your system doesn't have a "V" chip that can be turned on then you can use third party VM software. VMware puts out an excellent product, however, at a price. Sun Microsystems puts out Virtual Box, and it is freeware. :)
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10 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

VMware also puts out a free product, called VMWare Server that you can install on a Windows host. I use it every single day at work.
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