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Enabling vtx with BIOS Configuration Utility

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Product Name: HP Compaq 8100 Elite SFF
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Hi,

 

We have a script using the HP BiOS Utility to change the vtx setting but we are currently experiencing problems. This script has been developped by a 3rd party and its been succesfully tested on multiple HP Models.

 

In our environment, we are using the following HP workstations:

HP Compaq 8100 Elite SFF

HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF

HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF

 

By default, our BIOS doesn't have any password, the script will run the HP BIOS Utility with admin privilege, add a temporary password, enable the Vtx setting and remove the password. On the next reboot, we will run our software that needs vtx enable but the program will not see  that vtx is enable. If we enter the BIOS manually,  the Vtx setting will be enable, the only way that the software will recognize that vtx is enable is if we do another change to the BIOS and save that change.  It seems like Windows is not seeing the change that the BIOS utility did.

 

The intriging part is that on some machines, the script will work and the software will see the change. We have run the script numerous times, on multiple machines and on our different models but we can determine any patern and identify why it sometimes work.

 

I was wondering if this is a known issue and if anyone already encoutered this.

 

Thank you, 

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