Virtual PC problem in configuration

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Hello guys and girls here,

I installed Windows Virtual PC along with Windows XP Mode on my computer having specs of Pentium core I 5 second generation processor with 4 GB RAM running Windows 7.

When I try to configure Windows XP Mode in Windows Virtual PC, following error messages appears.


Windows Virtual PC

Unable to Start Windows Virtual PC because

Hardware-assisted virtualization is disabled

Please follow these steps to enable hardware virtualization:

-Restart the computer and enter BIOS setup.

-Save BIOS setting.

– Power off the computer, wait for few seconds and start the computer.

You can check your computer manufacturer’s manual for details on BIOS settings.

Learn more about BIOS virtualization settings    



I tried  to understand and what I got is to go to my bios setup on the pc power on and locate every menu of that, but I cant able to find that hardware virtualization stuff. Is this some sort of hardware add-on or what as my pc is the latest one. Kindly help me to locate, add, and install this hardware based virtualization support as I badly need to run different flavor of Linux and Windows on virtual PC.


Answered By 10 points N/A #118103

Virtual PC problem in configuration



This message shows up because your version of Windows Virtual PC requires Intel Virtualization Technology available and activated. That means, your Processor and motherboard both have to support hardware virtualization and it has to be turned on in the BIOS. So, check thoroughly for anything related Intel Virtualization or VT-X in your BIOS setup and turn it on.

To check if your processor supports virtualization you can use this utility, Intel Processor Identification Utility. It can be downloaded from this site.

Also, if your processor or motherboard does not support virtualization you can try the latest update of windows virtual pc, which does not require hardware virtualization. It can be downloaded from this site.

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