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Windows 7: XP Mode installation--enabling Hardware in BIOS

20 Jan 2019   #1
vineyridge

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
XP Mode installation--enabling Hardware in BIOS

After several days of trying, I finally managed to get a functional Windows system and installed 7 Pro as a dual boot with 7 Home Premium. I bought 7 Pro because I wanted XP mode to play a bunch of old games that are not supported beyond XP. I still have my XP disks, and could install it as another OS just to play those games, but if I can get the XP virtual machine I'd much rather do that. The software is still available from Microsoft.



Any way, I found your tutorial on how to install and set XP Mode up, got the hardware virtualization compatibility tool, ran it, and it came out "virtualization hardware not enabled". The tool link for instructions simply go to general current Microsoft help. I have an ASUS P5G41-M LE/CSM motherboard, and I still have the installation disk for it. I went to the BIOS setup, and didn't find anything that looked promising. There is nothing in my onboard help on XP Mode that comes up when that is typed in.



Things have certainly changed a lot in the Windows/Microsoft world since I used to spend days in KnowledgeBase when running 95 and 98.


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21 Jan 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hi vineyridge-

According to this-

D:\Data\HAV Detection Tool - User Guide.mht

you need to make a BIOS change when you get that error. There is a Learn More link in that section which should help you with it.
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21 Jan 2019   #3
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello vineyridge

I'd like to help you answer your question. The information I suspect you are looking for is on page 2-11 of the ASUS user manual.

The BIOS menu setting is in Advanced > CPU Configuration > Intel Virtualization Tech. Ensure that this item is set to [Enabled].

Hope that helps.
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22 Jan 2019   #4
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

Just a small suggestion. If you can run V-Box you will probably be happier by using your copy of XP in that. I found it gives more flexibility than M$'s VXP.
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22 Jan 2019   #5
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

He will still need to Enable Virtualization thou, in the BIOS.
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25 Jan 2019   #6
vineyridge

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry to have taken so long, but everything computer has been hectic for several days.


I checked the BIOS for my motherboard, and when I ran the test, Intel Virtualization was in the default mode, which was [enabled]. I will run it again and see if anything is different.



This motherboard is 9 years old, and I've never tried to use virtualization before. I have no idea how to do it, but will study up and if installing V-Box is better and will work on this computer, I will experiment.
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25 Jan 2019   #7
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I just noticed that the link I gave you wasn't in the forum of a link. It was where I downloaded the file. Turns out it's in .mht format and it's not compatible with the forum formats for uploading. I could .zip it but you're in good hands with the other guys.

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26 Jan 2019   #8
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

wither 2, the H.A.V. guide is available from the microsoft download link https://download.microsoft.com/downl...er%20Guide.mht. Once downloaded, the guide can be read from any browser Window.
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26 Jan 2019   #9
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Thanks iko22. That's probably where I downloaded it from but don't remember.
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