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    W7 and Virtual WinXP Error

    Just thought i would post this before i hit the pillow, if you read my thread a few days ago regarding the issue where my laptop likes the BSOD on me and i thought it could be down to IE8, but it appeard to be something else. anyway decided to scrap vista x64 and install w7 RC.

    Fresh Build installed no problems at all, drivers installed no errors

    Enabled my Intel Virtulisation Technology in the Bios so i can Virtualise machines on my laptop, installed MS Virtual PC and Virtual Windows XP both downloaded fresh from the Microsoft Site.

    Installed no problem, but when i go to start the Virtual Windows XP, i follow the setup and then once completed and it goes to launch the virtual machine i get an error telling me that virtulisation is not enabled in the BIOS, yet i know for a fact it is i double checked restarted and checked my BIOS Config just incase and it is all setup correctly.

    Has anyone else found this problem? or is it just me

    Hardware: Dell Studio 17
    Windows 7: x64

    Anyone got any ideas?

    Cheers

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    bios up to date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    bios up to date?
    Yeah BIOS is up to date, when i was running windows vista x64 i was able to run virtual machines then, and when i was running windows 7 Beta i could also run Virtual Machines.

    does your CPU support it? GRC*|*SecurAble: Determine Processor Security Features*|**
    i should think so but i have done then check to make sure and yes it cam back ok ok ok



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    Is it a Dell? There is something in the BIOS you need to turn on to enable virtualisation. It is off my default.

    edit: sorry i need to learn to read
    Last edited by FN-GM; 7th May 2009 at 09:42 AM.

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    Which Intel CPUs Support XP Mode Virtualization? - Tom's Hardware

    This site could be worth a look see. Find your processor on the list and find out if it's compatible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Which Intel CPUs Support XP Mode Virtualization? - Tom's Hardware

    This site could be worth a look see. Find your processor on the list and find out if it's compatible...
    Well according to the site yes my processor does support it

    T7500 = YES

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    Oh poo! i have a T5870

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    OK, got home this evening

    Went straight to the BIOS everything the same as it was when i left it last night, settings all correct so booted into windows and it wanted to install some updates so did all of those, rebooted.

    Scratching my head, so thought right i am going to re-install windows 7 and try again but before i did that i run virtual xp one last time, and you never guess!

    setup password etc like last night, clicked finish and it started setting it up for the first time!! i dont understand what happend last night unless those updates contained something.

    Cheers for your replys though guys, i am sure this thread will help someone out who has the same problem but actually does not have a compatible processor.

    James.

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    Did you install the required update before installing XP Mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Did you install the required update before installing XP Mode?
    What update was that mate ?

    If it something that has to be downloaded and installed before installing XP mode, then the answer is no as i did not download any updates before installing virtual pc and xp mode.

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    Yes, there's an update for Virtual PC you're supposed to install prior to XP!

    Maybe that's what happened.

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    Yeah most probably owell it's all working now time to have a play

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    I could be wrong of course!

    64Bit Virtual PC Beta

    And then the actual installation itself:

    64Bit XP Mode Beta

    I don't have a box to test but I wonder whether it would even install without the previous update/install being present.

    Gremlins

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    I could be wrong of course!

    64Bit Virtual PC Beta

    And then the actual installation itself:

    64Bit XP Mode Beta

    I don't have a box to test but I wonder whether it would even install without the previous update/install being present.

    Gremlins
    Thats what i downloaded straight away and installed. and it never worked

    I could of done with writing down the updates really, cant look back now ?idontthink?



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