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Oracle Virtual Box

by grawhib / May 29, 2015 3:37 AM PDT

I decided to try the preview version of Windows 10 but not wanting to install it on my C drive I installed Virtual Box and then downloaded Windows 10 and saved it now I have the problem of installing it on the Box I keep getting the message that I have not enabled VT-x/AMD-v well I have accessed the bios to see if I can turn it on but cannot find any referance to it, my computer is fairly new and has an ASrock prossesor running at 3900 mhz any ideas
I am running Windows 8

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Clarification Request
What is an ASrock processor?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 3:43 AM PDT
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by grawhib / May 29, 2015 7:01 AM PDT

you are so right it was a slip of the brain/finger, however that aside I will have to check with the manufacturer re the processor

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by grawhib / May 29, 2015 7:32 AM PDT

my board is a ASRock 900FX Extreme9 I would have thought that that board would support VT-x/AMD-V

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Still don't see which CPU.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 7:35 AM PDT
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A motherboard may support such but the CPU has to have it for the motherboard to support.

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Virtual Machine
by grawhib / May 29, 2015 7:52 AM PDT

I think that I will try another virtual machine rather than Oracle's VirtualBox
the cpu is a 3.9 ghz AMD FX-6350 six core

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OK, that has AMD-V
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 8:16 AM PDT
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model number
by grawhib / May 29, 2015 8:21 AM PDT
In reply to: OK, that has AMD-V

the model number is correct, 990FX Extreme9, Bus Clock 200 mhz, UEFI American Megatrends Inc P1.50 10/2/2013

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900 is not 9980.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 2:00 PM PDT
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"ASRock 900FX Extreme9" is what you wrote. I work with details folk give me.

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(NT) Typo. 900 is not 990.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 2:06 PM PDT
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This virtualization sound like a pain to me.
by Oldartq / May 30, 2015 2:04 AM PDT
In reply to: OK, that has AMD-V

Why would anyone want that. There's no other easier dual boot, or is that completely different?

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At the office we use it for...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2015 2:11 AM PDT

We have some legacy apps dating way back to DOS to Windows XP days. Because we've moved on but want to support apps as long as possible the dev system is in a VM. This is contained in a single file that we can pull from the server or backups and bring up without having to keep DOS machines around.

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So if your hardware have that capability then...
by Oldartq / May 30, 2015 2:51 AM PDT

you can run any OS? I won't missed my DOS but this makes me think of BeOS (one of a kind).

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BeOS x86? Yup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2015 2:58 AM PDT

Not only run it but copy the file that holds it over and run it without all the work of setting up.

Install VirtualBox, open that VM file, run. Pretty cool.

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Couple more questions;
by Oldartq / May 30, 2015 6:01 AM PDT
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I see I supplied a link up above.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2015 6:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Couple more questions;

" covers this requirement so if you can't enable such with BIOS or driver then look at other VMs.

"Thus, you need a processor that supports VT-x or AMD-V to use 64-bit guests with VirtualBox. However, QEMU, Bochs and VMWare Player all support 64-bit guests without hardware virtualization support (at least according to this page)." (see supplied link.)


Almost every 32 bit OS can be run without VT. And later I supplied a video and note about SPECCY.

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Thanks Robert,
by Oldartq / May 30, 2015 11:02 AM PDT

I'll let you know when I get it. But I think I'll have to let it sink in naturally.

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It's talking about enabling it
by James Denison / May 30, 2015 1:12 PM PDT
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