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idata
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Intel Core 2 Duo Hardware Virtualization Locked OFF

Hi! ALL.

I recently thought of upgrading to a 64 bit OS. My processor does support 64 bit OS.

Here's the Spec. Intel Core2Duo E7400 2.80GHz.

I have the latest BIOS(i.e., 0601) updated from ASUS Website (Since I have a ASUS P5KPL-AM(PS)Motherboard)

Problem is. I wish to test the 64 bit OS before I install it.

I wish to have a dual bit of MS Windows XP SP3 X86 and MS Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate X64.

Everytime I try to test the 64 bit os with VIrtual Box/VmWare. It fails.

Googled info on this topic. Found out a software tool Securable can shed some light on it.

Looks like Hardware Virtualization is Locked OFF.

From what I read on the internet. THe Hardware Virtualization technology can be unlocked with a BIOS or there may be a setting within BIOS to unlock it.

Checked the security tab within BIOS to look for something that may relate to VT. But, Nothing there.

I need to know if Intel can provide a custom BIOS for the same which enables the VT or is there anything else i can do about it?

Here's the snapshot from SecurAble - [IMG]http://i41.tinypic.com/acx0ms.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/acx0ms.jpg[/IMG]

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idata
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You need to know the Spec Code for your processor. Not all E7400 CPUs support VT-x. According to the info obtained from the link below, the processor spec code must be "SLGW3".

http://ark.intel.com/products/36500/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-E7400-(3M-Cache-2_80-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB)... ordering http://ark.intel.com/products/36500/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-E7400-(3M-Cache-2_80-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB)... ordering

Here's how to locate the Spec Code: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-016552.htmhttp:// http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-016552.htm

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