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Sushant7
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BIOS and Virtualization

I have an HP DV 6274EA with T5500 which supports intels virtualization technology but cannot access it due to no such options available in the HP BIOS, is something gonna be done about this soon? Please answer cause i really want to use the xp mode  in windows 7
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Sushant7
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Re: BIOS and Virtualization

I like the idea of having XP inside my windows 7 but was dissapointed to see that there is no support for virtualization in my BIOS, then i went to my product page and installed the latest HP bios for my laptop, but that didnt help either, I went to Intel site and verified that T5500 CORE 2 DUO  has Vistualization capabilities. I read through a lot of stuff available and finally conclude that I need a new BIOS For my laptop ( HP PAVILLION DV 6274EA) which will give me an option to enable Virtualization, it would be great if someone could help 
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Re: BIOS and Virtualization

HP BIOS support VT feature, however it only available if the CPU supports it.

T5500 do not have VT feature, see it here , the feature of VT will be written in CPU spec, see T7100 spec, here

In some new CPU, there is a case for mistype info in Intel site, but for your case, so sorry definitely no VT feature.

 

If XP is critical for your application, buy XP license and downgrade your notebook.

 

 

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Re: BIOS and Virtualization

Actually, the T5500 DOES support hardware virtualization - just go to this Intel site: http://www.intel.com/products/processor/core2duo/mobile/specifications.htm.  HP like many manufacturers, however, does not include bios settings to enable for all machines. Given this is an old processor, it is also highly unlikely that a bios upgrade to enable will be forthcoming.   Actually, old or new, I doubt people will be seeing manufacturers addressing the issue for very many machines.  I also wouldn't look for bios hack to enable (some are doing that for Sony machines). Bios hacks at the best of times are a dangerous proposition - they also do void warranties. As far as XP mode goes, if that is not an option and the person has a copy of XP, they can download Sun's Virtualbox. This will let people run XP virtually with access to to peripherals, etc. and does not require hardware virtualization.  It may not have all of the XP mode integration features but I have found it to fast and reliable (have generally heard it is faster than XP mode and Microsoft's other virtualization options). It also does its own seamless mode - just not quite as pretty or completely integrated as XP mode....

 

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@SWY

T5500 do NOT support VT feature, as I mentioned, there is a mistype info in Intel site, see other CPUWorld site, here

HP BIOS supports VT feature, I proved it by my own experience.

I have dv9207us shipped with T2250, non VT CPU, upgraded it to T7400, a VT CPU, and HP BIOS F.2D recognized the VT feature automatically and new VT option in BIOS available. The BIOS option to enable or disable it.

 

If you have different experience, please post your own experiences and do not post a mislead info.

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Re: BIOS and Virtualization

I made the upgrade too on my dv2894ca. Now, the Intel VT appear in the bios and is enabled!!!
Pavilion DV2894CA, Windows 7 64bit, Intel T6750 2.10 Ghz, Mobile Intel(R) 965 with 128MB, 4GB 667 DDR2, 250GB HDD
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Sushant7
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Re: BIOS and Virtualization

thnx for ur reply, but does ur laptop have the same processor as mine T5500, coz i have F.2D on my laptop but still do not see the virtualization option 
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Sushant7
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Re: BIOS and Virtualization

thnx for ur reply, but does ur laptop have the same processor as mine T5500, coz i have F.2D on my laptop but still do not see the virtualization option . I am sure tht it supports Intel virtualisation coz it is shown by Securable and CPUID
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The T5500 doesn’t supports the virtualization option. In fact, The have four versions of this processor, Unfortunely, you have the bad one!
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Good to know someone else back me up. :smileyhappy: a Kudos for you Psodracer.

 

 
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