Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th May 2009 18:01 UTC
Windows Windows XP Mode, the virtualisation tool currently in beta for Windows 7, only works on processors with virtualisation extensions, known as AMD-V and Intel VT-x. Microsoft made this clear from the get-go, but still various news websites regurgitated it as "news" yesterday that some Intel processors do not support XPM. Twenty-four hours down the road, and Intel had a few things to say about this.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by darknexus on Thu 7th May 2009 19:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Thank you BIOS/Mobo OEMs for your 25 year old system that’s been hindering us ever since.

And thank Intel as well, for basically disabling EFI on most PC boards... thank Microsoft, too, for insisting on using the cludgy BIOS calls in win9x for years, and for not even beginning to support EFI until Vista. There's a lot of blame to go around when it comes to the bios, the whole thing should've been reworked from the ground-up once its limitations became apparent years and years ago, but instead we just got hack after hack...
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