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Virtualization recommendation ??

Q: Virtualization recommendation ??

Before they close the door the end of the month, I wasted $40 and got a Windows 8 .iso and key. I want to install it in a virtual system - just to keep up with you guys,

In the past I have always used Virtual Box which served me well. But recently I had a lot of problems with the networking in the host system because vBox always seemed to monopolize the IP address.

So I am looking for the best alternative. My system has an i7, 8GB of RAM and a SSD that is half empty. So there should not be any problem from the hardware side. What is important to me is that I can run the virtual system and the host seemlessly side by side.

If you are running Windows 8 in virtual, let me know what you recommend.

Note: I posted this also on the Windows 7 forum.

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A: Virtualization recommendation ??

As far as I know there are two great players on the VM ware market. Virtual Box and VMWare. Considering the fact that you have had some issues with Virtual Box why don't you give VMWare a chance?

VMware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

VMware Virtualization Software for Desktops, Servers & Virtual Machines for Public and Private Cloud Solutions

Since I'm running Windows 8 I use MS Hyper-V as virtualization tool. Works fine for me

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Most of my work applications don't work on Windows 7 or 8, and when I connect to my office VPN it takes me off the Internet so we use virtualization right now to run Windows separately.

XP is fine as I have licences for it but does anyone have any recommendations on which the best virtualization software tends to be? I'm using Hyper-V right now but I hate it. The resolution for XP is terrible, but the thing I really hate is that when you are inside of Hyper-V it captures the keyboard, so pressing ALT-TAB while in XP tabs between windows in XP versus tabbing out of Hyper-V to Windows 8 applications. I also can't CTRL-V to paste or copy, I have to choose the menu option and select to type clipboard etc.

I've used VMware before but I seem to remember it doing the same thing where it doesn't let you ALT-TAB out of the virtual machine. I guess there's just VirtualBox or whatever that Oracle one is but are there any other options? I know I can do VMware and use Unity or whatever it is but I prefer them in a separate window. Thanks!

A:Recommendation on virtualization software to run XP?

VMWare (not free), and Virtual (free) are the two best out there. VMWare is probably the best, however, it depends whether you willing to spend the money.

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Hi everyone,I try to learn Google Flutter, I need use virtual device on Android Studio. But my processor is not support Virtualization Technology eror.My laptop is Lenovo ideapad y550, processor is Intel® Core?2 Duo P7350 2 Ghz pop. Motherboard is Lenovo KIWB1Could you tell me a processor which support VT-X and support on my motherboard?sorry if I wrong type, my english is not good.p1p2p3 

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Does anyone know how it works?
 

A:AMD Virtualization

http://www.devx.com/amd/Article/30186

A very nicely laid out article IMHO.
 

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How do I enable Virtualization VTx on the bios of the laptop,  ?

A:Virtualization

Hi, Shutdown the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as soon as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu, then select f10 to enter the Bios Menu. Select the System Configuration tab and you should find the option to enable Virtualisation. Regards, DP-K

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I was just wondering what it is. Virtualization i mean. Cause when i go into Task Manager, i have the option of Virtualizing various programs.. All of them i think.. What exactly does that mean? Just wondering o.o

A:Virtualization?

Everthing that you

wanted to know

and maybe more




Windows Vista Virtualization: What You Need To Know To Get Started -- Virtualization

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I am unsure where to post this thread... please tell me if in wrong location.

I am looking to virtualize our exchange 2007/AD. Has anyone has any success with this yet? I have been looking into VMware's products. Any input on that?

Here is what we have and where we want to go with it...
We only have and need one Server and Exchange. Medium sized (50 at most) company and not much of a load on the server at all. I want to virtualize it so that in the case of a hardware failure, it will automatically start up on a second server with minimal/no downtime. While there isnt much of a load, email/ad is still very important. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 

A:virtualization

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Thank everybody in this forum, I am newbie. My system is an OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-017ns (ENERGY STAR)My question is:I want to install a Virtual Machine, an Oracle one, in an 64bits environment like my system. I can?t find my 64bits environment during set-up of the virtual box. Do I need to do some change in my BIOS or in my system?.Thanks. By. Sistema Windows 10 Home 64-bit.CPU Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.00GHz Sky lake 14nm Technology.RAM 16,0GB Doble-Canal.Placa base HP 2B4B (U3E1).Gráfica   SMBX2231 ([email protected]) NVIDIA Ge Forcé GTX 970.Almacenamiento:238GB SanDisk (SSD)931GB Seagate (SATA).Unidades ópticas Hp HLDS DVDRW.Audio Realtek High Definition Audio.

A:Virtualization

Hi: See if your PC has a BIOS setting located as in the picture below to enable virtualization... 

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hi folks,
I am running Vista x64 and would like to get the best out of the OS as I can, I only use it for gaming-downloading and watching film/TV shows, I have come across a setting in my Bios that is called Virtualization and it is turned on, have try'd to look it up and as far I can see it only needs to be on if you plan to run more than one OS ( witch I don't ) , So would it benefit me to turn it off?

Cheers for any info if you have some.

A:Virtualization

Hi johnmunch, yes you are right. Virtualization means you can run a guest OS within a host OS. Its useless and i would recommend you to turn it off as you run only one OS.

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I have been searching the net and could only find old info on this subject, hopefully the answer is not as complicated as my info search has led me to believe it will be.

Simple question:

What do I need in order to run XP on a virtual pc running on a Vista Prem x64 machine?

Thanks in advance.

A:Virtualization ?

Virtual PC 2007 and a Windows XP disk.

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Can anyone tell me, please?

A:What Is "virtualization"?

Virtualization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaIn computing, virtualization is a broad term that refers to the abstraction of computer resources. One useful definition is "a technique for hiding the physical characteristics of computing resources from the way in which other systems, applications, or end users interact with those resources. This includes making a single physical resource (such as a server, an operating system, an application, or storage device) appear to function as multiple logical resources; or it can include making multiple physical resources (such as storage devices or servers) appear as a single logical resource."[

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Thank everybody in this forum, I am newbie. My system is an OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-017ns (ENERGY STAR)My question is:I want to install a Virtual Machine, an Oracle one, in an 64bits environment like my system. I can?t find my 64bits environment during set-up of the virtual box. Do I need to do some change in my BIOS or in my system?.Thanks. By. Sistema Windows 10 Home 64-bit.CPU Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.00GHz Sky lake 14nm Technology.RAM 16,0GB Doble-Canal.Placa base HP 2B4B (U3E1).Gráfica   SMBX2231 ([email protected]) NVIDIA Ge Forcé GTX 970.Almacenamiento:238GB SanDisk (SSD)931GB Seagate (SATA).Unidades ópticas Hp HLDS DVDRW.Audio Realtek High Definition Audio.

A:Virtualization

Hi: See if your PC has a BIOS setting located as in the picture below to enable virtualization... 

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I need to enable the virtualization or hyper virtulization in BIOS.  How can I do that? The problem is, I have Kapersky and when I go to my Chase Bank account it gives a message stating my information will not be protected. I contacted Kapersky and they said I need to enable the virtualization. I am having problems doing that. Can you please help? Thank you!

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There seems to be no option to enable AMD-V (Hardware Virtualization) in the BIOS.  The CPU has the feature.  How can I repair this bug?  

A:G50-45 Virtualization

There should be option to set in bios entering by novo buttonintel and amd

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How to enable virtualization in Compaq Presario CQ42-450TU Notebook PC Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6200 @ 2.13GHz, 2133 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date: Hewlett-Packard F.37, 4/7/2011

A:virtualization

Your processor does not support virtualization: Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ?NoIntel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ?No

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how do i find out whether my new computer supports virtualization. bought it as such but it is not working. it is an hp laptop envy notebook intel core i7. am going crazy with this!!! please someone help!!!

A:virtualization

@goingcrazy1? What is the CPU model number you have installed??? REO

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Hi, I'm using Lenovo x230 laptop.I'm trying to install Hayper-v after using VHD.Getting massage that need to change virtualization enable on Bios.The issue is that this option is GREY and i can't use it. Is it becouse X230 not supported virtualization?Thanks, 

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I'm using VMware for system emulation on every day basis and I came across an option in BIOS called "AMD virtualization". I was wondering whether or not that feature AMD apparently provides is anyhow related to VMware performance. Will it affect system emulation in VMware software? I'm emulating XP on Windows 7 64bit.

A:AMD virtualization

I believe it's only used on Opteron CPU's.

http://sites.amd.com/us/business/it-...ges/amd-v.aspx

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In the task manager, details tab, there two internet explorer.exe. One version, PID 2204 when left clicked shows UAC virtualization checked. the other, internet explorer.exe, PID 5660 is not checked. Questions:
1: What is UAC virtualization ?
2: Should it be checked ?
3: what does the PID heading mean in the Task Mgr. details ?......Logman

A:UAC virtualization

This link should answer a lot of your questions

Community: Windows 7: UAC Virtualization and how it affects your Installers - National Instruments

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I run Kaspersky Total Security 2016 on my PC.  When I go into Safe Money it says that Kaspersky total security is not providing complete protection of my data because screenshots is disabled.  When I go into details it tells me to enable Virtualization setting and that there is Hyper V support.  But when I go into the settings on the pc under update and security and I go into the UEFI firmware settings and click restart and in the BIOS settings it tells me to enable the virtualization Technology.  But there is nowhere to do that.  I am guessing that this PC does not have it??  Can anyone tell me for sure if this PC does or does not have that. My model number is Model #: 23-q140    Product #: N0A22AA#ABA Thank  you for any help.

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Hey folks,

I may be completely aware that support for Windows XP has ended this month, but I wanted to know what are some of the ways to keep Windows XP running past its expiry date?

The reason that I'm asking is that I have a client (which is a small corporate supplies/legal firm) that I had dealt in the past for the "on-call technical support" (meaning, whenever they have a problem concerning their IT concerns, I simply drop by and fix their issues for them).

Some of their machines still run on Windows XP and they utilize certain software that is normally designed to run on that OS. One example of that software program is called "Pointforce Enterprise", which is a supply chain/inventory control program developed by a company called "Tecsys".

A search of that program popped up some answers for the "compatibility" of Pointforce Enterprise (along with another program called "Winsol") on Windows 7. However, the only Windows 7 versions that support Pointforce Enterprise are (both 32 and 64-bit) :

- Windows 7 Professional
- Windows 7 Ultimate
- Windows 7 Enterprise

I haven't completely ruled out if either Pointforce Enterprise (or Winsol) will be compatible with Windows 8 (or 8.1) - unless I can install Windows XP - through the use of a virtual machine. In that case, I install "Virtualbox" on the physical machine running the newer version of Windows.

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A:XP Virtualization advice

A law firm should not be running on a old outdated OS due to the security risk. Having them still try and use XP would not be my recommendation.

Windows 7 Professional has compatibility mode which should run your software in Windows XP mode.

You could setup a VM but running Windows XP still offers that security risk.

Do these program need to be online? If not then the simple fix is allow XP to stay on the system but remove it from the internet.

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hello
I have a system by this specifications:
Summary

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i3 2120 @ 3.30GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8H61-M LE (LGA1155)

I am try to install virtual machines (such as vmware,virtualpc, ...),but when finish installing
and reboot system, blue screen (BSOD) happen during windows release.
help me please!!!

A:Problem with virtualization

Hi,

Please refer to the following and reply accordingly: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

Regards,

Patrick

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Hello,
   I purchased  an Optiplex 760 SFF motherboard from ebay. I got the motherboard to work but I can not get the Virtualization to turn on. I know that  on most motherboard the virtualization  turn on the bios. I do not see on that option on this  motherboard. I am puzzled if the bios pickups the virtualization information from the CPU and then displays the virtualization option on the bios because if that is  the case the CPU that I have  (Pentium Dual Core) does not support virtualization. I am thinking of buying a chip that supports virtualization but if this board does not support virtualization it  make not sense in buying a new chip.  Any feed back on this question is appreciated.

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Hi Guys ,
It would be great if guys help me to enable Hardware virtualization my processor is AMD fx 6100 6 core processor 

A:Hardware virtualization

Google "How to Turn on Hardware Virtualization", and you will get a laundry list.

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I use "Virtual Box" so i can run Windows 7 32 bit programs. I need to turn on virtualization to do this. How do I access the setting to turn virtualization  on. If it is in the BIOS can you tell me what key to hit when booting to access the BIOS. Thanks in advance

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Lucidlogix's Green Virtu? GPU Virtualization worked fine in windows 7 64 bit but is not working Windows 8 64 bit

Consumer Preview.

Any Idea to fix the issue?

A:Virtu™ GPU Virtualization

How it woks on my pc now, here is how i find it.

1- disable virtu control panel at system tray.

2- run the requred game with right click & open with submenue of virtu panel.

Have fun with windows 8 consumer preview.

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Alright, I am trying to find out if a computer I have is compatible with Microsofts Virtualzation, so I can run my Windows XP compatable programs. Here are the details.

The Machine is an Acer Aspire 5517.
The Operating System Windows 7 64-bit Home Edition.
The Processor is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-42, 1600 Mhz 2 Cores, 2 Logical Processors.

Now the plan is supposed to go as so. Upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit Professional Edition so it is compatible to Microsoft Virtualzation program. This program is found at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/

First though I need to make sure the processor is up to the task. I ran the test, which can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx at Step #2. It returned the Error, Hardware-Assisted Virtualization is not enabled on this computer.

Now NORMALLY this means, go into the BIOS, and enable it. But Either I am not getting into the BIOS (Which i dont believe is the case, i have pounded both f2, and f10, got same menu :P), Or the option to enable is not there. If you click on the Microsofts website, it "informs" you that the Hardware-assisted virtualization is pre-enabled on all Acers that are capable... So either I need informed how to get into the BIOS (which is not likly to be the problem, I've Delt with other BIOS, just not on an ACER< and im pretty sure I was looking at the BIOS), or informed up to update my BIOS to unlock the option to enable the hardware-assis... Read more

A:Vista and virtualization

:S Bump? Anyone?

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I installed Windows 8.1 with hardware virtualization (intel vt-x) disabled. After I installed Windows Phone SDK, I came to know that the emulator needs vt-x enabled. But when I enabled it, the OS is not booting, just showing the initial Windows logo.

Can anyone help?

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Hi! I'm trying to create a 64bits virtual machine in VirtualBox, but I'm receiving an error as VT-x is not enabled. I've double checked in BIOS that the Virtualization parameter is enabled. Also, Intel Identification Utility is reporting that the system is not capable of VT-x. Is there something missing?

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I have a Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 machine that I am wanting to install an ESXi Hyper visor on but as you can see from this print out below, where the processor supports virtualisation, it is disabled. This would be OK but I can not see anywhere from within BIOS to enable it!!

Cores 2
Threads 2
Name Intel Core 2 Duo E6420
Code Name Conroe
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 65nm
Specification Intel Core2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model F
Extended Model F
Stepping 6
Revision B2
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, Intel 64
Virtualization Supported, Disabled
Hyperthreading Not supported
Fan Speed 1517 RPM
Bus Speed 266.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 1064.1 MHz
Stock Core Speed 2133 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 266 MHz
Average Temperature 32 °C

The details of my motherboard are:

Hewlett-Packard
Model 0A68h (XU1 PROCESSOR)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model i975X

And the BIOS:

Brand Hewlett-Packard
Version 786D7 v02.04
Date 27/09/2007

Any ideas???
 

A:Solved: CPU Virtualization

What HP do you have? Provide the complete model number. Do you have the latest BIOS? HP may have chosen to not provide the option
 

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hey, I am a new user lenovo laptop , and I was confused when there is a software asks me to activate hadrware virtualization ,

I have searched for information on the internet , and there is said must pass the BIOS but when I open the BIOS did nothing , not found that virtualizationPlease help me, Lenovo G40-45 amd a8 64410 APU , windows 8.1 thx













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A:How to enable Virtualization ( AMD-V ) on G40-45 ?

hi caniggiareza,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
The Processor indicates that it is capable of VT 

Hardware Virtualization
VT

Can You try disabling this Hyper V and try running your Software Again.
Disabling HyperV
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!
 





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is the B51-80 laptop supports virtualization capabilities (VT-x and EPT ) in its BIOS? it has the Core i5-6200U processor which supports them but i wonder what about the BIOS itself? also it has 4GB RAM and a 2GB-AMD video Chip

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after enable virtualization technology from bios ,when i am starting any os in vmware in my windows it shows a BSOD error CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT and says your pc ran into problem and needs to restart.

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I have enabled the Virtualization Technology from my BIOS setting and restart my system. I turned the system off for 20 minutes to make a cold restart. when I checked the status of VT in BIOS it's enabled but when I'm trying to run android emolator from android studio, It warns that the VT is disabled. when I check it's status from task manager it also shows that VT is disabled. My HP lap top is 6530b.please guide me.Thank you.

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Many people recommended I use virtualization for my new set up. What products do you recommend?
 

A:What is the best virtualization product?

You can use Sandboxie to virtualize your browser, and even other apps too.
That is the easiest way to start working with virtualization. There is a free version.
 

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Hello all, I have an AMD 8150 not OC'd, 8gb ram DDR3, and I run Windows 7 64bit and Ubuntu 64 bit on seperate drives. I do this due to past experience that if Ubuntu somehow becomes corrupt it seems to make booting into Windows difficult. I know I should learn to just prevent/fix that when it happens but it is easier for me to do it this way. I have run Window OS-VM's before using Ubuntu as a host, and liked the set up I just don't want to live in Ubuntu fulltime. I have Windows 8 and I want to move onto it....but...I have 7 set up just perfectly, it works flawlessly (my opinion of course), and am not ready to completely give it up. Toss on Ubuntu and now it becomes very cluttered. I would like to install 8 64 bit as the host on a 320gb hdd, install 7 and Ubuntu as VM's, give Win7 80-100gb and Ubuntu 50-70gb statically. I would enable the Virtualization within the bios so I could use more than just 1 core for the VM's.. Is this going to affect the performance of the host when I am not running a VM or only when I run the VM?? Oh I would use VirtualBox for the VM software.

Thanks
Scott

A:Virtualization Software

Hi Scott,
This should not affect the performance of your host. Windows 8 runs well with VirtualBox; it doesn't use many resources and I haven't noticed any host slowdown (win7 x64). In fact in my experience Windows 8 runs a lot smoother on VM than its predecessors.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C 660 laptop. I downloaded a tool called securable that shows that virtualization is supported but locked off by bios. But I can not find any Virtualization option in bios. Can you tell me how can I enable virtualization. My bios version is 2.00
 

A:How to enable virtualization?

Enable virtualization on Toshiba Satellite - Have you tried these tools?:Tool: Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool - Test for Windows 7 XP Mode Compatibility : VMblog.com - Virtualization Technology News and Information for Everyone GRC*|*SecurAble: Determine Processor Security Features*|** The stuff that I read showed that the Intel processors supported virtualization - and that the newer AMD processors support it also.But virtualization support depends on your specific model.NOTE: Your CPU may support virtualization, but the option has to be built into the "specific model BIOS".Other than that, I'd have to suggest installing VMWare in order to see if it works. 

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Hello..as you will see from the question, i'm total beginer ..
The problem is: How do i create hhtp or ftp or nfs for URL of install source, wanted by Virtual Manager, or a KickStart file...
How do i create the "tree".

and the other question: how can i create image, iso file, of CDROM content?

thanx...
 

A:CentOS 5.4 Virtualization

We need a lot more information on your equipment, and a better description of what you are attempting to accomplish...
 

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Hi I hope you can help me with two questions:1. For the L450 can I enable virtualization in bios?2. Can I boot from usb and install win10? Bonus question:What can you say in general about thinkpads when it comes to virtualization? Thank you

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I'd like to know how would you use the Intel Virtualization program? In my system's BIOS under the performance section there is an option call Intel Virtualization. I realize somehow it has something to do with the systems performance but what and how would you go about using it. At the moment Virtualization isn't turned on. Can someone explain how to use such a program on a standalone computer if it's possible? Thank you in advance.

Dell XPS 410
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
Ati Radeon X1300 Pro 256MB Card
Intel 2.40GHz. Duo Core Conroe E6600 processor
250G SATA II storage
 

A:Intel Virtualization

Since you're probably not running a Virtual Machine emulator, this really has no applicability to your situation. If you'd like to read what it is: http://www.intel.com/technology/virtualization/index.htm
 

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Is it possible to have ATA Center and 2 ATA Gateways virtualized on one server? If so, would the need for a server with 72 cores 224GB to support the amount of network traffic through 2 Domain controllers be recommended and supported from a Microsoft standpoint?

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Former Linux user lured by Windows 10. Love it completely. Need Linux for a few things so I need to virtualize. Have Windows 10 Home (Upgraded from Windows 8.1 retail) so I don't have Hyper-V. Virtualbox isn't working quite right for me and I don't know if VMWare is worth the price.

Should I wait it out for Virtualbox to be fully Win10 compatible? Get VMWare either Workstation / or Player Pro? Or just upgrade my Windows to Pro and use Hyper-V.

I need to virtualize a gui distro so whatever is best suited for that, I like seamless mode.

A:Best choice for virtualization?

Originally Posted by jmgibson1981


Microsoft blocked my legally purchased 8.1 pro retail key. Wrong of course but to be fair I reinstalled way more than normal. So I went and bought a regular 8.1 retail and did the upgrade to 10. Loving 10 of course however I'm having issues with virtualizing. No Hyper-V, Virtualbox isn't working correctly for Windows 10 at the moment.

I was a linux user full time until Windows 10 and there are some things I still need Linux for (never thought you would hear that did you?). As such I need to virtualize and am looking for a platform. I have no problem paying for quality. Is VMWare worth the price or would I be better off waiting for Virtualbox to be good for Windows 10. It keeps erroring out as soon as I try to start a vm.



Have you contacted the activation center to discuss the blocking?

What is the issue you're seeing with Hyper-V? EDIT: just saw your re-edit that you're not running Pro.

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Shade sandbox seems to have been updated to version 1.4 on 5th December. Wiki was last modified on 5th and other sites showing an update, not sure.
 

A:Virtualization License Key

Yes, I'm not voting here. No worries
@Umbra , getting activation key is easy - just fill in your name and email That's all we ask for years of development, effort and spending our own money and time, to be honest
 

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How do I enable Virtualization &  Hyperthreading?

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I am facing some issues with Intel Virtualization. It is supported by the processor of my laptop ( Lenovo G50-70 [20351] ) with Intel Core i3-4030U Processor. It is enabled in BIOS ( Insyde H20 BIOS ). But still, it is shown as disabled in Windows when I open the Performance tab in Task Manager. I even disabled Hyper V in Windows Features. But still no good. I searched for BIOS updates but didn't get any. Can you please help me with this issue? My laptop configuration is listed below:
 
Processor:- Intel Core i3-4030U
RAM:- 16 GB DDR3 1600MHz ( 2 x 8 GB DDR3 1600MHz )
Storage:- 1. 240 GB Transcend SSD ( Installed by removing DVD Drive and using Caddy )
                  2. 1 TB Toshiba SATA 3 HDD
GPU:- AMD Radeon R5 M230 with 2 GB VRAM
 
For further information kindly contact me in this E-Mail address:
********@gmail.com
Looking forward to seeing your reply as soon as possible. Thank you
 
Moderator note:  off-topic post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.  Was: Re: LENOVO G50-70 (20351) BIOS update for WINDOWS 10 ?  email address removed to keep from the spambots. 

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