will a i7-870 CPU support MS XP mode virtualization?

I'm considering buying an i7-870 pc but need to know if it will support Microsoft 7 xp mode virtualization. Is there a current list of cpu's that are supported?
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dreamcomputer2000Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Microsoft has removed the hardware based virtualization requirements.
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=2229 
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battlewebAuthor Commented:
Thanks dreamcomputer2000 - I wasn't aware of that change, this help tremendously.
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battlewebAuthor Commented:
Question answered.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Just for the record, and to answer your actual question ... yes, the i7-870 will support hardware-assisted Virtualization - check Virtualization Technology (VT) in the specs:
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=41315

Sure you can run XP Mode (and most other virtualization software) with a non-VT processor, but it will perform considerably better with the technology present AND enabled.

In addition, just in case you didn't know, make sure you get Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate for XP Mode - they are the only versions that support it.  You can run XP virtually in Home Premium too, but you would need your own XP media and unused XP license.
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battlewebAuthor Commented:
Thank you PowerEdgeTech, I would have awarded you some points, but I gave all of the points to the previous expert before you had replied.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
That's ok ... I'm not in it for the points.  I just felt the accepted answer was incomplete and wanted to add to it.
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battlewebAuthor Commented:
I appreciate that. If you get a chance, please take a look at my other question regarding an i7-870 system, I think you might be able to offer some good advice: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Desktops/PCs/Q_26483237.html.
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