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Which laptop/desktop processors are recommended for Windows 7

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I read that virtualization mode in Windows 7 requires specific processors.
Can someone furnish me with articles/links on this.  I want to upgrade my hardware and want to ensure that I purchase the correct equipment.
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thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!  JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED!
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A Microsoft director has pinned down the details for the "XP Mode" to be included with higher-level Windows 7 editions. Those running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate, with at least 2 GB of RAM and an Intel or AMD processor that supports hardware-level virtualization (often labeled as AMD-V, or VT on Intel chips)
http://lifehacker.com/5232586/windows-7s-xp-mode-requires-virtualization+friendly-processor-2gb-ram 

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V") Technology
http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/virtualization/Pages/amd-v.aspx 
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

http://www.intel.com/technology/virtualization/  ;
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