Boot into BIOS and make sure it says Hyperthreading is enabled.
I booted in to BIOS and found the sub menu that had the CPU settings. Everything was set to AUTO. I set HT to Enabled and then manually set active cores from auto to 4.
In Task Manager it shows 4 boxes under the CPU tab and the description is still
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3392 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
In the Device Manager under CPU it shows 8 processors, I did not check the device manager before changing bios settings from AUTO to enabled for HT and 4 for active CPU's.
I also turned off virtualization, I don't use VMware that much. There are many other settings I have NO CLUE what they do so I left them all to AUTO.
I guess since Device Manager shows 8 that somewhere in Windows it recognizes this is a quad core even though it doesn't tell me that anywhere I can see. So then, am I set now that I changed those settings or I need to do something else for Windows 7?