August 28th, 2012, 05:01 PM #1
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InsydeH20 BIOS & Virtualization Issues
I have a new Toshiba L850D-00V laptop with:
- AMD A8-4500M APU (Quad Core) - 1.90Ghz
- Radeon HD 7640G graphics
- InsydeH20 BIOS Ver 1.10; EC Ver 1.60
- Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) with 8GB RAM
I am running Oracle VirtualBox (Ver 4.1.18) - and attempting to run Win 8 (either 32 or 64bit). I setup the base image properties O/K, but the Win 8 install fails and the error seems to be related to my laptop not having virtualization enabled in the BIOS.
I had no problems running Win 8 (32bit) as a guest using VirtualBox on my old HP Pavillion 6930p with Windows 7 Enterprise and 8GB RAM.
Again - thanks for your help - if someone could help with this it would be really appreciated. I can't find any reference to 'vitrualization' (or similar) in the BIOS utility at all.
August 29th, 2012, 04:38 AM #2
Bit of conflicting info from VirtBox's web site:
No hardware virtualization required. For many scenarios, VirtualBox does not require the processor features built into newer hardware like Intel VT-x or AMD-V. As opposed to many other virtualization solutions, you can therefore use VirtualBox even on older hardware where these features are not present. The technical details are explained in the section called “Hardware vs. software virtualization”.
The “Hardware vs. software virtualization” link above states:
VirtualBox's 64-bit guest support (added with version 2.0) and multiprocessing (SMP, added with version 3.0) both require hardware virtualization to be enabled. (This is not much of a limitation since the vast majority of today's 64-bit and multicore CPUs ship with hardware virtualization anyway; the exceptions to this rule are e.g. older Intel Celeron and AMD Opteron CPUs.)
You'll need to figure out if your cpu is an AMD-V cpu...Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
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