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how to enable vt in the acer notebook bios??? any work around??

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Do anyone know how to enable vt on this P.O.S acer notebook?  I know acer won't support it but anyone have a work around to enable VT?  I need it for work.  I'm trying to run VMware on it.  I have everything setup, UDA, ESX and I just found out it is not turn on.  Please help..
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by:bmonroe44
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What is the processor, model, make, type, bus, etc.
If there is no option in the BIOS nor an updated BIOS that enables this then you will not be able to use this feature.
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the model number is acer aspire 7720-6794.

processor T7500 intel tm core 2 duo
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I see that the processor is VT capable. The BIOS is provided as is and there is word if Acer plans to implement a BIOS update to offer this feature.
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I see that the processor is VT capable. The BIOS is provided as is and there is NO word if Acer plans to implement a BIOS update to offer this feature.
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does it means that I can't use the vt function?  Is there bios firmware update or reinstall another bios?  I want to know if there is a work around?? This is really killing me......
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Per Acer support there is no BIOS update and I wouldn't risk trying an unsupported firmware as you might end up bricking your hardware. I would say that it is not possible but that is only my opinion.
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by:garyclarke27
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Hello I have the same problem with Aspire 8930G - just spent over £3,000 on 2 of these top of the range machines with latest and greatest Intel T9400 Core 2 Duo Processors - which is definatly has VT capability (we desperatly need to run Hyper -V) The Idiots on Acer support just say its not supported and that nobody should run Virtual Images on a laptop !!!
I could not believe this option was not available in the BIOS of a brand new model - we have been running Virtual PC for years - for the last 2 years every laptop I have seen (Toshiba, Samsung and Dell has had this option).
We are stuffed without this option, so we are willing to try any hack whatever the risk - Calling all Gurus who like a challange - please help ??? Thanks Gary
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And anyone have suggestions as to what model support VT on a laptop?  And any 8G ram laptop out there?  I would really like to hack it if there is a hack solution but if not I guess I'll have to buy another one.  No more Acer laptop, POS.
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