Windows 7 Guest Running XPM Mode - How to Enable Hardware Virtualization?
Posted on 2010-08-28
I have attempted several searches on this and apparently I have not nailed the right search terms. I just keep getting the traditional "Turn on hardware virtualization support in BIOS" or "Enable paravirtualization, etc. in ESX" - neither apply here.
I am running an 64-bit workstation (i7 based with 24GB of RAM). I do in fact have the Intel virtualization enabled in BIOS.
I am running VMware Workstation v.7.1.1 Build 282343 on Windows Vista Pro x64 Edition, SP2
I am running Windows 7 Pro x64 Edition virtual guest machines.
I am attempting to run the Microsoft XP Mode (old Virtual PC technology). However, I continue to get the Hardware Virtualization not supported error.
At first I thought it would be a simple BIOS setting, so I hit F2 during boot of the virtual guest and went in to the virtual machine BIOS - no such setting.
Unlike ESX, there are no virtualization settings like Paravirtualization, that I have been able to locate under the advanced virtual machine options (including when the VM is powered off).
Additionally, the closest I have found is the Virtualization engine settings on the virtual CPU, but I have not found a combination of settings that works.
Ideas? Surely someone is doing this...