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Windows 7: How do I know if my MB has VTM?

11 Sep 2009   #1
Eddie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
How do I know if my MB has VTM?

I want to install Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC to try and run a couple of older programs that will not run in Windows 7. The online instructions I found list several things your system must have in order to run the programs. My system meets all of the requirements except I do not know if my motherboard is capable of running "hardware virtualization". I cannot find anywhere in the bios referring to hardware virtualization or VMX. Does that mean my motherboard does not have hardware virtualization? My system is a Gateway GM5424 and the motherboard is an Intel (Stoughton) G965 motherboard. I have Windows 7 Pro. x64 retail installed. Thank you very much.

Eddie


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11 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
I want to install Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC to try and run a couple of older programs that will not run in Windows 7. The online instructions I found list several thing your system must have in order to run the programs. My system meets all of the requirements except I do not know if my motherboard is capable of running "hardware virtualization". I cannot find anywhere in the bios referring to hardware virtualization or VMX. Does that mean my motherboard does not have hardware virtualization? My system is a Gateway GM5424 and the motherboard is an Intel (Stoughton) G965 motherboard. I have Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit retail installed. Thank you very much.

Eddie
Go to GRC.com download secura and run it. It will tell you if you have 64bit capable, can run VM, and dep

ken
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11 Sep 2009   #3
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
I want to install Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC to try and run a couple of older programs that will not run in Windows 7. The online instructions I found list several thing your system must have in order to run the programs. My system meets all of the requirements except I do not know if my motherboard is capable of running "hardware virtualization". I cannot find anywhere in the bios referring to hardware virtualization or VMX. Does that mean my motherboard does not have hardware virtualization? My system is a Gateway GM5424 and the motherboard is an Intel (Stoughton) G965 motherboard. I have Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit retail installed. Thank you very much.

Eddie
Does BIOS reference Vanderpool - another name for the same thing.
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11 Sep 2009   #4
Eddie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Go to GRC.com download secura and run it. It will tell you if you have bit capable, can run VM, and dep

ken
Thank you very much Ken. Before I install that program will it tell me if the motherboard will support virtualization? I know my CPU is 64bit capable. I already have Windows 7 64bit running. I already installed a program named SecurAble that cannot tell if "virtual machine extensions are being locked on, locked off, or neither." I hate to keep installing stuff it's not going to give me all of the information I need. Thanks again.

Eddie
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11 Sep 2009   #5
Eddie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Does BIOS reference Vanderpool - another name for the same thing.
Thanks but no reference to Vanderpool in the bios. This bios in my Gateway is limited in what you can adjust. I usally build my own systems but I bought this one about 2 1/2 years ago. Can't overclock, can't change the CPU or memory voltage so it limits upgrading the hardware. Gateway.

Eddie
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11 Sep 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Go to GRC.com download secura and run it. It will tell you if you have bit capable, can run VM, and dep

ken
Thank you very much Ken. Before I install that program will it tell me if the motherboard will support virtualization? I know my CPU is 64bit capable. I already have Windows 7 64bit running. I already installed a program named SecurAble that cannot tell if "virtual machine extensions are being locked on, locked off, or neither." I hate to keep installing stuff it's not going to give me all of the information I need. Thanks again.

Eddie
but wait you have already installed securable and it told you, right?
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11 Sep 2009   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

If you haven't already got it, here is a link GRC*|*SecurAble: Determine Processor Security Features*|**
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11 Sep 2009   #8
johngalt

 

Eddie,

1) The program's name is *securable* - same as the one you have. It cannot tell you right off if you are running VT or not b/c it is a 32bit process and cannot access the correct areas of the system in a 64bit OS.

2) There is no install to it - you download it and run it - it does what it is supposed to without writing any config files or to the registry (unless you specify to print the output).

BTW, your model# @ Gateway shows you have an Intel Core2Duo E8400 (gamer's paradise in terms of OCing) so more than likely you do have VT available to you - at least your CPU supports it.

Finally, I have no found anyone moaning that the mobo does *not* support VT, and from what I have seen, it'd be pretty stupid for Intel to not support it on one of their own boards, but stranger things have happened....

If you can get a 32bit OS installed as a second bootable OS (XP / Vista / Windows 7 then Securable will definitely tell you if VT works or not.

If you don't want to install a whole different OS, and if you can wait for a coupe of hours I'll be at home and I can upload a very small .ISO that you can burn to CD, then boot off of - and it will tell you if VT is enabled or not.
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11 Sep 2009   #9
johngalt

 

Guys, he has already run Securable - but in a 64bit OS, the program cannot absolutely tell if it is *enabled* or not - only if it is supported (and that is most likely the info from the CPU).

Eddie, you're in luck - Remote Desktop is a wonderful thing, I just connected to my home computer and grabbed the file - here it is.

vt.zip


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11 Sep 2009   #10
Eddie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Guys, he has already run Securable - but in a 64bit OS, the program cannot absolutely tell if it is *enabled* or not - only if it is supported (and that is most likely the info from the CPU).

Eddie, you're in luck - Remote Desktop is a wonderful thing, I just connected to my home computer and grabbed the file - here it is.

Attachment 27516
Thanks guys for all of the replies. Guy thanks for taking the time getting that file. I burned it but it didn't boot. I probably extracted it wrong or burned it wrong. Anyway I'll try again Monday since I'll be away for the weekend and I'll let you know how it works out.

eddie
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