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My wife has finally replaced her desktop with a new one, releasing the old one for me to make into a test server. It's 64-bit so can run Windows 2016 datacentre edition which I download an evaluation version of. I was looking forward to creating a range of virtual machines to play with but Windows reported that the hardware wouldn't support this.

Running MSINFO32.EXE to have a look at the processor: 

  • Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions - "No"
  • Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions - "No"
  • Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware - "No"
  • Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection - "Yes"

Oh dear. 1 out of 4 isn't really good enough

Nothing in the setup to indicate virtualisation is an option:

Dell setup

So can't just swap out the CPU for a better one as the 2007 BIOS doesn't support the functionality I want anyway.
Posted on Friday, January 10, 2020 2:51 PM | Back to top

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