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Sony laptops can't use Windows 7's XP mode due to disabled hardware virtualization

Nilay Patel

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Bad news for VAIO owners out there hoping to use Windows 7's XP mode or run any other hardcore virtual machine applications -- Sony disables the required hardware virtualization features of its laptops for "security reasons." That means XP Mode won't work on any VAIOs, but there's hope yet: Sony's Xavier Lauwaert says that the company will re-enable VT on "select models." We'll see what that means going forward -- XP Mode is a niche feature, but it's still pretty lame for Sony to be intentionally disabling hardware features.

Read - The Register
Read - Xavier's post on the Windows Partner Blog (scroll down to his comment)

[Via Sony Insider]

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