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Using Windows XP Mode in Windows 7


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Webslinger64

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Trying to install Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Professional 64-bit for the first time.  I am following the directions provided here:

 

http://windows.micro...de-in-windows-7

 

Under the section titled, "Before you begin", item 2 wants you to determine if your computer's CPU is capable of hardware-assisted virtualization.  It then has you download and install the Hardware-Assisted Virtual Detection Tool found here:

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=592

 

to determine if Hardware Virtualization is enabled on your computer. 

 

I ran the tool and it says, "Hardware-assisted virtualization is not enabled on this computer".  Now, I checked the BIOS settings and found that virtualization IS enabled.  So I'm confused why the Hardware-Assisted Virtual Detection Tool is telling me that it's not. 


Edited by Webslinger64, 09 February 2016 - 04:14 PM.

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I believe the answer you seek is located in the first/top spoiler (regarding the Windows Update).  Good luck!  :thumbsup:

 

 

 

 

Why am I receiving errors about hardware-assisted virtualization (HAV) when I try to use Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC?

 

 

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How to Install and Setup Windows XP Mode in Windows 7
 
 
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Hi Webslinger64,
 
You can still install Windows XP Mode if receiving the virtualization error when running the detection tool.
 
Step 1 - Install Windows Virtual PC

  • Download and install Windows Virtual PC located here.
  • When installing click Yes when prompted to install KB958559.
  • Restart when finished installing.

Step 2 - Install Windows XP Mode

  • Download and install Windows XP Mode located here.
  • Once installed you will have to go through the Windows XP setup process then you are done.

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Thank you both for the information.  Still not sure why the detection tool is telling me that hardware-assisted virtualization is not enabled on my pc when it is.  I double checked the stats for my CPU online (Intel Core i5 4670) and it does support HAV.  However, I didn't realize I could install Windows XP mode anyway, so that's helpful.  Thanks again!


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