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Hello guys 🙂
I have problem with my new workstation HP 285 G2 ...

it is with CPU AMD A8 PRO-7600B with Radeon™ R7 Graphics (supports VT) , but I cant enable VT from BIOS ...
It is not in System Security .... there are only two options there :

1. Data Execution Prevention;

2. TPM Features;

 

The BIOS Version is E11 vA0.11

I've Googled that problem but without result ...

I've Googled for new BIOS version, but the latest on the net is A0.07 ...

 

So how can I use my workstation for real work with virtual machines ?

 

Regards

Iliya

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That is a very good question. The AMD A8 PRO-7600B  APU does have virtualization technology as a feature.

 

According to the Maintenance & Service Guide on page 56, that feature can be enabled in the System Security tab. The manual does say that the options are hardware dependent. I am not certain which hardware options make the features available.

 

Maintenance & Service Guide

https://cdn.cnetcontent.com/af/fb/affbb112-b54d-42df-acc9-b7073c138863.pdf

 

In the manual

 

System Security(these options are hardware dependent)
NOTE: Available options are displayed depending on system configuration.
Virtualization Technology (VTx/VTd) (enable/disable) - Controls the virtualization features of the
processor. Changing this setting requires turning the computer
off
and then back on. Default is disabled.
Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) (Software controlled/enable/disable)
TPM Features – Lets you
configure
the following TPM settings:
TPM Device
Lets you set the Trusted Platform Module as available or hidden.
TPM State
Select to enable the TPM.
Clear TPM
Select to reset the TPM to an unowned state. After the TPM is cleared, it is also turned
off.
To temporarily
suspend TPM operations, turn the TPM
off
instead of clearing it.
CAUTION:
Clearing the TPM resets it to factory defaults and turns it
off.
You will lose all created keys and
data protected by those keys.



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Yeh I saw that info but I think that this is not serious to have Business Workstation that can't use VT ...

 

And the other thig is how that PC is with BIOS version A0.11(28.08.2016), but HP.com latest BIOS version for it is A0.07 (24.03.2016) or A0.05 (25.03.2016) ... I did't get it ...

Here are some images :

 

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Those first two images should probably be taken down since they show your serial number.

 

I agree with you. I will ask my internal contacts about this.




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Thank you in advance

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@IliyaHristov wrote:

Thank you in advance


I posted the question in a private thread only accessible to HP Experts and HP employees. I hope to have an answer for you soon.




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Hi!

Did you find a solution to the problem?

I have the same problem and I tried to downgrade the BIOS version to the A0.05 given from HP, but there isn't the field Virtualization Technology as well.

I don't know what else to do.

Thanks

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I know this is a slightly old thread but wondering if anyone got any answers as just purchased 2 of these both to use virtualization and its not an option 😞

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Is there a solution already?

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Didn't find a fix in the end I used VMware Player as it doesn't require the virtualization option.

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