Find out whether virtual PC for Windows 7 XP mode is supported your CPU

Find out whether virtual PC for Windows 7 XP mode is supported your CPU

Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC (XPM, as previously it was named as Virtual Windows VXP or XP) are two brand new elective components for particular editions of operating system, Windows 7. The Virtual PC of Windows is the VPC or better known as Virtual PC for Windows 7.

For virtualization, it allows any user to open virtual machines with additional features, like XP Mode for Windows. It allows the user to run and access any applications that is installed in virtual Windows XP mode on the host desktop of Windows 7 for backward compatibility.

As Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC have improved their functions and features, they are hoping to tempt more and more users for Windows 7. Well the requirements of Windows Virtual PC as well as the requirements for Virtual PC service pack 1 of 2007 have a huge difference in them. While the most remarkable change is that it requires hardware assisted support for virtualization technology, in short it is known as VT.

With the release of KB977206 by Microsoft, it has the capability to hack XP mode of Windows and Windows Virtual PC so that it can run virtualization without any assist of hardware.

One of the built in function of CPU processors is VT or hardware virtualization technology. If is it present in Intel chip, then it is called as Intel VT. However, if it is present in AMD chip it is named AMD – V.

The capability of virtualization technology is built on a very small piece of chip on the processor of a computer. It is impossible for any human being to remove it with any manual process. No matter what, in BIOS the virtualization technology should be enabled even though it is featured in CPU.

The feature of virtualization technology operation is a default feature for the modern computers and CPU. While virtualization technology does not support on OEM computers or for DIY, they may be in old computers or even new computers.

In this case Virtual PC of Windows fails to get installed in the machine and thus, it does not allow the starting virtual message. The following error message is displayed in a new popped up window:

Cannot Start Windows Host Process for Virtual PC. For more details check the event log of the system.

Hardware assisted virtualization is required for Windows Virtual PC. In this system it does not support the hardware assisted virtualization.



Now with the release of SecurAble, you don’t have to browse though the huge list of features for Intel processor or AMD processor to check whether your machine supports virtualization technology or not. SecurAble makes it very easy for all of us. SecurAble is very small yet powerful tool, which displays the DEP, Maximum bit length and even the virtualization support of the CPU.

You don’t have to install SecurAble on your machine. All you have to do is to download this small utility tool named SecurAble from the web site and run the program. After you run it, it will take as little as minutes to show you the status of your CPU including Virtualization Technology Support. If you receive a message as locked on or yes, then you can use the Windows XP mode or Windows Virtual PC properly.

If it is displayed No, then you can’t do anything. However, if it displays Locked OFF, then you have to enable the VT from the BIOS. Just reboot the system and on starting of the system, go to BIOS setting and in the Hardware Virtualization support, turn it on. All problems solved.

Get Improved Performance And Turbo Core Acceleration With AMD’s New Processors

Good News to all AMD users! Three new Athlon II and three Phenom II processors have been launched, increasing the company’s already released 8 chip series, and ATI Radeon HD 5000 series by six more – Phenom II X 6 1075 T, Phenom II X 4970 Black Edition, Phenom II X 2560 Black Edition, Athlon II X 4645, Athlon II X 3450 and the Athlon II X 2265.

Some of the very interesting features like Turbo Core acceleration technology and six core performance, can be got through Phenom II X 6 1075 for less than $250, while the Phenom II X Black Edition can be looked upon as a comfortably priced substitute and suitable for people looking at performance tuning either for increased activity level or lesser power usage.

True to its name, the Phenom II X6 1075 T, falls in between AMD’s existing 1055 T and 1090 T 6-core offerings. No doubt they are slightly taxing to the user due to AMD’s recent price cuts, but they are being brought in at the same price points. AMD is already on a marathon with their processors especially with the introduction of these six processors.

The Phenom II X 4970 Black Edition depends on the Deneb Die, which also has great overclock energy. This processor priced at $185, is considered among the Company’s quickest core processor ever. To be precise, it is clocked at 3.5 GHz and is an unlocked Black Edition processor.

Moving onto the Athlon group, of low power processors, the Athlon II X 645 contains 4 physical CPU cores, a clock frequency of 3.1 GHz and costs $122. The Athlon II X 3450 again costing $122, can be upgraded upto 100GHz, whereas the Athlon II X 2,265 consists 2MB of L2 Cache and the cost is $76.

With the release of this new series, AMD has managed to get hold of a majority of the market by offering quality for a competitively lower price. It was the Black Editions that contained unlocked multipliers for easy overclocking. It is a great chance for people to enjoy without having to shell down big money!