10-29-2012 01:17 PM - edited 10-29-2012 09:25 PM
I have an HP Pavillion dv6-7029tx running windows 8 pro 64bit.
i7 3612qm processor.
I need to enable hardware virtualization which was disabled in the transition from windows 7 to windows 8, and i remember this setting being in bios, but when i restart my laptop and go into bios management(f2), i can't view or change any of the settings, and it instead says BIOS Id F.0A and a message at the top of the screen telling me to select a disk image or something similar to that.
Sorry, my mistake.. seems i was pressing the wrong f key at startup.. after reading through some threads i've found that its f10 and not f2.
08-06-2013 01:55 AM
i got a new HP laptop two days back...pre-installed windows 8. i wanted to format it and install windows 7. but i tried many times it aint working. it boots from HD and not from DVD. even changed the settings in bios. boot order changed, disabled secure boot option. but still it never boots from DVD. is there any other option in windows 8 bios. please help.
08-08-2013 10:23 AM
04-14-2014 06:53 AM
Why is it essential that you need Windows XP?
Maybe dual boot Windows 8 and 7 Pro, and use the virtualization part to use Windows XP? At least you would have the security updates. Its hard to do and I am not an expert in dual booting. From what I understand, it can be done, just difficult.
I would ask Microsoft on that one.