Sony laptops can't use Windows 7's XP mode due to disabled hardware virtualization
byNilay Patel||August 10th 2009 at 1:15amAugust 10th 2009 1:15 am
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)