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

Nilay Patel
N. Patel|08.10.09

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

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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