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Windows 7: List of Intel Processors that support XPMode

03 May 2009   #1

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
List of Intel Processors that support XPMode

It seems some of the most advanced Intel Processors doesnt support XPMode

for eg:
Core 2 Quad Q8200 and Core 2 Duo E7400 wont support XPMode

so here is complete list of Intel Processors(both desktop and Mobile) that support XPMode:

Desktop CPUS

Core 2 Duo

E4300/4400/4500/4600/4700 NO
E6300/6320/6400/6420/6540/6550 YES
E6600/6700/6750/6850 YES
E7200/7300/7400/7500 NO
E8190 NO
E8200/8300/8400/8500/8600 YES

Core 2 Extreme

QX6700/6800/6850 YES
QX9650/9770/9775 YES
X6800 YES

Core 2 Quad

Q6600/6700 YES
Q8200/8200S/8300/8400/8400S NO
Q9300/9400/9400S YES
Q9450/9550/9550S/9650 YES

Core i7/Core i7 Extreme

I7-920/940 YES
I7-965/975 YES
I7-9200/9500/9750 YES

Pentium D/Pentium EE

805/820/830/840 NO
915/925/935/945 NO
920/930/940/950/960 YES
955/965 YES

Pentium for Desktop

E2140/2160/2180/2200/2220 NO
E5200/5300/5400 NO

Mobile CPU products

Core 2 Duo Mobile

L7200/7300/7400/7500 YES
P7350/7450 NO P7370 YES
P8400/8600/8700/9500/9600 YES
SL9300/9400/9600 YES
SP9300/9400/9600 YES
SU9300/9400/9600 YES
T5200/5250/5270/5300/5450/5470 NO
T5500/5600 YES
T5550/5670/5750/5800/5850/5870/5900 NO
T6400/6570 NO
T7100/7200/7250/7300/7400 YES
T7500/7600/7700/7800 YES
T8100/8300 YES
T9300/9400/9500/9550/9600/9800 YES
U7500/U7600 YES

Core 2 Extreme Mobile

QX9300 YES
X7800/7900 YES
X9000/9100 YES

Core 2 Quad Mobile

Q9000 YES
Q9100 NO

Core 2 Solo

SU3300/3500 YES
U2100/2200 YES

Core Duo

L2300/2400/2500 YES
T2050/2250 NO
T2300/2400/2500/2600/2700 YES
T2300E/2350/2450 NO
U2400/2500 YES

Core Solo

T1300/1400 YES
T1350 NO
U1300/1400/1500 YES


Intel to Add support for Intel Virtualization for

Core 2 Quad Q8300,
Core 2 Duo E7500,
Core 2 Duo E7400,
Pentium E5400 and
Pentium E5300.

So the Processor bought after June 12 will support Hardware Virtualization

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You can also use SecurAble to determine if your processor can support hardware virtualization, the feature needed by XP Mode.

Disclaimer: I believe this information is accurate, but it is possible that some mistakes may be present in list, caused by inaccuracies in Intel’s documentation.

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04 May 2009   #2



You should add the Core i7 975, as engineering samples have been out for several months now and it is on its way to manufacturing....

Also, anyone reading this post - Securable will tell you that your processor is *capable* of the Intel Virtualization extensions, and may even report that they are enabled, but there is a disclaimer - Securable is a 32bit application, and thus cannot accurately verify if the VT Extensions are enabled or not.

My own machine has issues (relating back to the nVidia mobo / system drivers) with retaining the virtualization extensions unless it is booted from a cold boot - the only reliable way I have of ascertaining whether they are enabled is to us a burned CD ROM of a very small .ISO file called VT.ISO - I was linked to it when I was testing VMWare Workstation 6.5 Beta, and it showed me unequivocally if VT extensions were enabled or not.

Just as a point of reference, this is what I see when I run Securable from inside Vista x64 or Win7 x64:

List of Intel Processors that support XPMode-securable-1.png List of Intel Processors that support XPMode-securable-2.png

Hardware Virtualization

This processor does offer advanced hardware support for virtualization. However, while running under a 64-bit version of Windows this program cannot execute its 32-bit kernel code to determine whether Intel's VMX virtual machine extensions are being locked on, locked off, or neither. Since there's a chance that your system's BIOS may be deliberately disabling support for hardware virtualization (some do) you should re-run this program, if possible, with administrative privileges under a 32-bit version of NT, XP, or Vista. That will allow SecurAble to run a bit of kernel-mode code in order to determine exactly what's going on. (Note that you can also poke around in your system's BIOS to see whether you're able to find any references to "hardware virtualization" or "VMX", etc.
If you want to test your system's true support (and this may only be needed for those running Intel CPUs on nVidia-chipset based motherboards, but it is helpful to know either way) take a gander at this file:

It's small, and it is an ISO - you can probably extract the contents (or else use a virtual CD tool and mount it) and make a bootable UFD and save a platter, but I have so many TDK CD-RWs here that I recycled one of my older WinXP Norton Ghost backups....


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04 May 2009   #3

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64

The list is not up to date about Intel's CPU

Intel Annonced ( April, 20) some change for low end CPU:

E5300; E5400; E7300; E7500 will support VT-x. No new stepping, but new code sSpec

Q8300 and Q8400 will support VT-x itoo.

Of course this are only for new CPU, not for those you bought until yeat.
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04 May 2009   #4


LePoilu, would you mind referencing the article(s) that point this out so others can have this verification readily at hand?
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05 May 2009   #5

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64

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05 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

my celeron is not working with it. its a Intel Celeron 530

you may want to add that to the list
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21 May 2009   #7
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64

yeah! my comps compatible.
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13 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7.7229 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LePoilu View Post
The list is not up to date about Intel's CPU

Intel Annonced ( April, 20) some change for low end CPU:

E5300; E5400; E7300; E7500 will support VT-x. No new stepping, but new code sSpec

Q8300 and Q8400 will support VT-x itoo.

Of course this are only for new CPU, not for those you bought until yeat.
I purchased a E5300 on 2 June and testing with Intel's own tool for it it's reported to NOT support it. My dealer must have set me up and got rid of some old crap and now he's behind my back!

or could you possibly read out some date in that article?
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13 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 Build 7100

What about the Intel Atom?? I haven't realy played with virtualisation, but does anyone know if the Atom is supported??
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13 Jul 2009   #10

Vista Home Premium SP1

I have a 7450 processor that is listed as a NO
Secuable says I have D.E.P. but not hardware visualization.

is there any way round getting it to work on a Toshiba m800? could I update teh BIOS?
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