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Windows 7 Prof 64 bit - XP Mode error

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My Pc is a Leonovo M72e and it came preinstalled with XP mode.  Following the instructions I set the BIOS to enable the virtuaization.  I am also  attaching the Leonovo instructon fyi.  When I click on the Windows virtual Pc then the xpmode, I get the errors as in the attached file.  Although the pc is under warranty but Lenovo support  could not figure things out and put me on to Microsoft support, who say that it is a hardware issue.   Please see the snapshot of the intel chip detail and thus I am at a lost why iCore 5 is giving me this problem?
I am sure there are some Lenovo users and hope some Experts can suggest the fix.  
Thank u.
XP-MODE-SETUP-FOR-LENOVO-PCs.pdf
xp-mode-errors.docx
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Try downloading and running the Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=592

That will let you know if hardware-assisted virtualization is actually enabled. If it's not, go back into the BIOS and make sure it's set to enabled. If the BIOS is set to enabled but the detection tool isn't seeing it enabled, it's a hardware issue.

If hardware-assisted virtualization is detected as enabled but XP Mode isn't working, you should try uninstalling and reinstalling Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
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check you PC using

http://www.secureable.com/

or use the following Hypervisors, much better than XP Mode!



Type 1 and Type 2 Hypervisor Downloads

Type 2 Hypervisor Downloads for Windows OS

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VMware Workstation 9.0 (60 day trial, $199) [EVALUATION]
www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation

Oracle Virtualbox 4.0 [FREE]
http://www.virtualbox.org/ 

Parallels Workstation 6
http://www.parallels.com/uk/products/desktop/pd4wl/

Type 1 Bare Metal Hypervisors


VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 4.1) [FREE]
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VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 5.0) [FREE]
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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) [FREE]
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd776191.aspx

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 [FREE]
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/hyper-v-server/default.aspx

Citrix XenServer
http://www.citrix.com/products/xenserver/overview.html

Oracle VM
http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/virtualization/oraclevm/overview/index.html

Xen Hypervisor [FREE]
http://www.xen.org/

Parallel Server Bare Metal
http://www.parallels.com/uk/products/server/baremetal/sp/
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I salute the Experts who responded.  U are far more superior of those experts at Lenovo and Microsoft put together, just fancy that when I called Micrsoft support, they just discounted my pc hardware of not being compliant - and they dd not know that had a tool to detect, even their level 2 technician gave the same reply.  Maybe the year end parties had their toll the vino and beer has still not left their system yet.  
Lenovo just did not know how to support the XP mode although they tout that they will support whatever is installed with the pc.
So our Gurus and Experts at EE should be very honored to know that they are  par excellence.  Thank you, well done and keep up the good work.
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thanks for your kind comments.
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@hanccocka , regarding Securable, I think this is the link you meant to use:
http://www.grc.com/securable.htm
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@marsilies 10/10!
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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for the following reason:

Thank u everyone, I am going with VM ware.  Thank u.
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thank u and well done.,  Keep up the good work.
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