Windows Virtual PC 'no hardware virtualization update' for Windows 7 Released (KB977206)

In addition to previous post about the guidance around Windows XP Mode for small/mid size businesses. An update was released to allow Windows XP Mode to be deployed to systems without hardware virtualization. The update to Windows Virtual PC to support running on systems without hardware virtualization is now available for download. “Install this update […]

In addition to previous post about the guidance around Windows XP Mode for small/mid size businesses. An update was released to allow Windows XP Mode to be deployed to systems without hardware virtualization. The update to Windows Virtual PC to support running on systems without hardware virtualization is now available for download. “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’s also enabled in BIOS. After you install this item, you may’ve to restart your computer. Windows XP Mode continues to use hardware virtualization such as Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or the AMD-V chipset when available but it no longer requires them,” notes Microsoft in KB977206.

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