problems with Win7 XP mode

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
December 31, 2009 at 09:18:57
Specs: Winows XP, 4GB
Ok so I just build this computer that runs very fast. I installed windows 7 on it and then XP mode. But when I try to start XP mode, it tells me I don't have virtulization technology on my computer. So I check if my CPU has it, and it does, so then I go into the BIOS (gigabyte GA-x48-Dq6) and the option for VT is NOT there! Why is this and how can I fix it. (trying to stay away from flashing the BIOS)



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#1
December 31, 2009 at 09:21:23
What`s your CPU Brand & Model ???

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#2
December 31, 2009 at 09:25:32
my CPU is an intel core 2 duo E8400 3.06Ghz

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#3
December 31, 2009 at 09:27:16
When you go to BIOS, press CTRL + F1, then look for the VT Option again.....

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#4
December 31, 2009 at 09:31:17
sorry, still no

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#5
December 31, 2009 at 09:52:04
Check "Advanced BIOS Features" category !

Which category did you check ?

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#6
December 31, 2009 at 10:00:04
All of them. *sigh*

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#7
December 31, 2009 at 11:53:07
Run the tool from the link belwo to verify you have the capability.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

Also look at the link below.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vi...


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#8
December 31, 2009 at 13:14:06
I installed windows 7 on it and then XP mode..

Which Windows 7 edition? XP Mode is available only on Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#9
December 31, 2009 at 13:23:24
the HAV tool says I don't have it. But my CPU DOSE have VT here is the link to the intel page!

http://processorfinder.intel.com/de...

WHAT IS GOING ON!?!


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#10
December 31, 2009 at 13:43:27
Download CPU-Z and see the exact model of your CPU....

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#11
January 1, 2010 at 05:37:08
did it here is the picture of my CPU-Z results...

http://dsiapps524.webs.com/screencp...


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#12
January 1, 2010 at 07:51:40
Strange, really strange !

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#13
January 1, 2010 at 08:04:23
You probably didn't set it up right. There are TWO files to download and run. Look at the link below.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vi...


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#14
January 1, 2010 at 09:06:34
Nope I installed it the right way! This is driving me mad!

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#15
January 1, 2010 at 09:21:00
I am using the XP mode and I need to open Windows Virtual PC and it automatically opens the WinXP mode.

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#16
January 1, 2010 at 10:23:03
my virtual PC won't start AT ALL. *head-desk*

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#17
January 1, 2010 at 10:37:14
Perhaps a corrupted download? Un-install and try again.

You may need to enable virtualization. How, I don't know.

System requirements for Windows Virtual PC:[9][10]

* 1+ GHz processor (32- or 64-bit)
o AMD-V or Intel VT hardware virtualization must be supported and enabled
* 1.25 GB memory required (2 GB recommended)
* Additional 15 GB of hard disk space per virtual Windows environment recommended

A tool for checking whether a PC supports Windows Virtual PC can be downloaded here


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#18
January 1, 2010 at 15:12:37
Look at this link. Explains how to enable virtualization in the BIOS.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vi...


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#19
January 2, 2010 at 13:20:43
No you don't understand! ther is NO option in the BIOS to turn it on, I might need to contact gigabyte.

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#20
January 2, 2010 at 13:26:19
I suspect the option is not easy to identify but is there. Of course you are the one looking at the BIOS screens.

Did you look in the manual?


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#21
January 2, 2010 at 13:35:41
I am running AMD. I looked in my BIOS for the VM settings. Mine is in:
Cell Menu
CPU specifications
CPU technology support

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#22
January 2, 2010 at 14:04:42
still no option looked in ALL of the menus

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#23
January 2, 2010 at 14:48:53
I downloaded your manual.

Advanced BIOS Features
Virtualization Technology - Enable or Disable

You didn't see this setting? It is on page 43 of the manual too.


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#24
January 2, 2010 at 16:41:44
I am extreamly sure that that option was not in the BIOS. I know what page yor taliking about but it's just not there.

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#25
January 2, 2010 at 20:51:30
Are you saying the page isn't in the manual or that the manual is wrong?

Are you sure about the model of your motherboard?


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#26
January 3, 2010 at 06:44:06
Here are my mother board specs:

GIGBYTE
GA-X48-DQ6
BIOS: f12

(and yes you have the right manual but that option is not there because the bard thinks there is no CPU with VT in it)


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#27
January 3, 2010 at 07:10:00
First try reseting BIOS to t`s defauts, because the default setting for VT is Enabled....

If it doesn`t work...

Go to BIOS and Press CTRL + F1 (make sure you do it correctly) >> Go to "Advanced BIOS Features" >> If your CPU Supports VT, then you should be able to see it !

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#28
January 3, 2010 at 07:31:20
Download and run SIW to see what SIW says about your CPU. Get it below.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download...


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#29
January 5, 2010 at 16:39:36
SOLVED IT I NEED THE F7 VERSION OF BIOS!!! :-)

Oh well guess i will need to flash the BIOS!

(good thing it has backup BIOS)

thank you guys for all your help!
:D


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#30
January 5, 2010 at 16:48:58
So what you are saying is your current BIOS doesn't fully support the CPU?

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#31
January 5, 2010 at 17:30:03
You currently have the F12 bios version? It should contain all of the previous updates and reflashing with F7 should be a step backwrd.

Skip


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#32
January 6, 2010 at 03:48:56
yes, im using VT right now! and I made a misstype i had f6, for some resom my brain 2x that number.

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