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Gigabyte Virtualization

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February 10, 2010 8:17:47 PM

I recently wanted to run Windows XP Mode inside of Windows 7 but my motherboard (GA-X48-DS5) does not display the option to enable virtualization in the BIOS despite running an Intel E8400 which should support the feature. Is there any fix for this issue?
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February 10, 2010 9:31:20 PM

Should be on the "Advanced BIOS Features" page; <CTRL><F1> unlocks some BIOS options, but that one's normally available, and is, as you say, supported on the 8400... It certainly works on my DS5 with a 9550 - try BIOS F8C here:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Dow...
February 10, 2010 10:00:50 PM

Ctrl+F1 didn't show anything new and the BIOS F8C .exe brings up a message saying it's "not compatible with this version of windows, check your computer's system information to see if you need 32-bit or 64-bit." I'm running 64-bit professional. I opened the @BIOS tool and it says I'm currently using F5. Should I try F7?
February 10, 2010 10:40:13 PM

Nevermind, I got it now. I did the F8C update using @BIOS and it worked perfect. Thanks bilbat!
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