Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:32 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Intel On a Windows Vista or Vindows 7 disk, all versions of the operating system are present, from Starter to Ultimate, and everything in between. So, if you want too upgrade to a more capable version of Windows down the road, all you need to do is pop the Windows disk in, let Windows Anytime Upgrade do its thing, and you're done. It seems like Intel is experimenting with a similar technology... For its processors.
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RE: But will it still upgrade...
by Morgan on Mon 20th Sep 2010 04:41 UTC in reply to "But will it still upgrade..."
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I recall reading about many Intel processors, even ones you would expect to, not supporting hardware virtualization.


That's the bug that bit me. Granted, my system was built from donated parts so I shouldn't complain, but at the time I was under the impression that all Core2 chips had VT-x. It was interesting to see the vast difference from my old single core AMD chip with AMD-V to this C2D without it, when running VirtualBox.

It was also an eye-opener to find that the OS X version of VirtualBox requires manual editing of the configuration file for each VM to turn off the VT-x flags.

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