There’s been a lot of hype about users being able to run their Windows XP applications on a virtual machine within the upcoming Window 7. The new Windows Virtual PC though (now available as a beta release for the Windows 7 Release Candidate) requires hardware-assisted virtualization, which means for your PC to run XP Mode in Windows 7, the CPU has to support Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V), and this support has to be enabled in the BIOS.
Under the title “How many Intel CPUs will fail the XP Mode test in Windows 7?“, ZDNet’s Ed Bott has assembled a spreadsheet of Intel processors that will make the cut – and it’s not simply a question of processing power.
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