4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2014 7:03 PM by glnz

    Hardware-assisted Virtualization is Not Enabled - Win7/Pro & XP Mode


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      I would like to download and use XP Mode.


      I have Win 7/Pro x64 installed, authenticated, and running

      Here are my system specs that might apply to my problem:


      Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-EP35-DS3P

      BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F6 06/18/2009

      Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) Quad Core

      Controller: Intel P-35 ICH9R Controller 82801IR with AHCI and RAID Support


      I downloaded the MS Hardware-Assisted Virtualization (HAV) Detection Tool and got the error message:


      "Hardware-assisted virtualization is not enabled on this computer." This appears to be a subtly different message than my quote from my MOBO manual below:


      "In the Advanced BIOS Features section of my MOBO manual I read that Virtualization Technology enables or disables Intel Virtualization Technology. Virtualization enhanced by Intel Virtualization Technology will allow a platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions....."


      I also read that I might have to disable this feature, shut down (not just reboot) and then re-enable the feature and shut down and reboot again to really enable virtualization.  


      Virtual XP says that "hardware assisted virtualization" disabled in BIOS but it is enabled!


      I tried this and I still get the same answer form the HAV tool. Is Intel Virtualization Technology different from 'hardware virtualization' as understood by Microsoft in the way that Intel's RST RAID software differs from a dedicated PCIe hardware RAID card or am I missing something? Perhaps it is as plain as what is left of the hair on the top of my head (not much) but all I can see is the trees, not the forest.


      Will the hardware I list above support virtualization so I can run XP Mode?