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NO hardware-assisted virtualization for Windows XP Mode

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AS discussed in my previous post, Windows XP Mode no longer requires hardware virtualization technology.

Get the updates at:
KB977206-32Bit systems
KB977206-64Bit systems

Install this update to remove the prerequisites required to run Windows Virtual PC and XP mode. The prerequisites include a processor which supports hardware assisted virtualization (HAV) which is also enabled in the BIOS. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Full KB
Error message about hardware-assisted virtualization for Windows XP Mode in Windows Virtual PC on a computer that is running Windows 7

Note: In systems without hardware virtualization, Microsoft only supports the use Windows XP SP3 Virtual machines.

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Written by IT Core

March 18, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Posted in MS Hotfixes, Virtualization

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FINALLY – Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

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The day has come; Hyper-V Dynamic Memory will be added in W2008 R2 SP1. This is a new feature that many Hyper-V Admins were screaming about, thank you Microsoft 🙂

But that’s not the end of the good news…:)
According with Microsoft press release issued today, a bunch of new statements, including features, licensing and requirements changes are available. Here are some of them:

  • New VDI promotions
  • Improved licensing model for virtual Windows desktop
  • Windows XP Mode no longer requires hardware virtualization technology
  • Hyper-V Dynamic Memory
  • Microsoft RemoteFX
  • New technology agreement with Citrix Systems

In today’s webcast, Microsoft and Citrix executives, analysts, and customers will discuss today’s news and Microsoft’s desktop-to-datacenter virtualization strategy. Today’s webcast also marks the beginning of a 100-city, worldwide series of events to educate customers on the comprehensive portfolio of desktop and datacenter virtualization solutions provided by Microsoft and its partners, including Citrix. To join the dialogue, Twitter users can tweet their comments and questions to #MSVirt.”

MS Press – Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization
Virtualization Team – Dynamic Memory Coming To Hyper-V