Sony :: Enable VT (Virtualization) On The VAIO Series

May 5, 2009

As you are very well aware... attempts at enabling hardware VT by 'hacking' the Insyde H2O EFI bios have not gone very far. While these has been success (kudos to Igor Levicki for pursuing it) with the other series of VAIO, the Z series has not been hackable till date and thus one of the most important and supported/advertised feature of the included Intel processors (P8400, P8600, P8700, P9500 and P9600 -> All Supporting VT as indicated by their official Intel pages 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)

Microsoft has just release Windows 7 RC (the best version of Windows, as claimed by some of the most popular blogs in the world) and one major feature in its toolset is the Windows XP Mode [url] and it is clearly indicated by Microsoft in their download page (Windows Virtual PC: Download) that for this important software compatability feature to work, hardware VT must be enabled and supported by the computer.

Since hardware VT is a feature of the Intel processors, us VAIO owners do not see Sony's logic in disabling it entirely without giving the owners of the machine any choice to enable it at a later time. Even if it is a unsupported feature as far as Sony goes, why cripple it? Why not have an option in the bios which would allow users to enable it by themshelves?

We hope that Sony listens to us and releases a bios update which either:Enables VT by default.Gives a option in the BIOS to enable it.This affects almost the entire lineup of laptops (not sure about desktops) in the VAIO series. Sony stands to loose nothing but rather gain another feature in its cap for being pro consumer and listening to the needs.

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Sony :: How To Enable Virtualization VT-X On VAIO Z Laptops Finally

Jan 23, 2009

I have bought a Vaio VGN-Z21XN/B laptop. I have installed Windows Server 2008 64-bit on it, but I would like to inform me how to enable Virtualization.

Has anyone tried enabling Virtualization on Z series?

UPDATE- 19th July

How to enable VT-X on a Z laptop
see discussion from post 7# on
Use at your own risk
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Lenovo B / G Series :: How To Enable Virtualization In Bios Windows 8 Using AMD E1

Nov 30, 2014

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Acer :: Want To Enable In Bios The Virtualization Technology

Apr 26, 2010

I want to enable in bios the Virtualization Technology but there is no option for that.

Is there any way to do it?

Any alternative bios?

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Nov 20, 2011

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Sony :: Vaio FW Virtualization Disabled

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Acer :: Laptop With Phoenix BIOS: Enable Virtualization (Test Machine: Aspire 9420)

Mar 8, 2010

Since 2 years ago, I owned an Acer Aspire 9420. It is a 17" laptop with Intel CPU (Intel C2D T5600). According to Intel website, T5600 processor have Intel Virtualization Technology. However, for unknown reason, there is no option to turn ON Virtualization in the BIOS. Even Acer doesn't provide BIOS update that support this feature. My works involved VMware simulation & this prevent me from running 64 bit guest OS. Since buying another laptop seems not worth at all & Acer Aspire 9420 is a strong laptop to do heavy job, I'm determine, what ever it takes, I will enable Virtualization on this laptop.

For the past 2 years, I have working hard to achieve my objective. I has search & search in the internet and I found a couple of article about hacking the BIOS to enable Virtualization. This is a few forum's threads & articles I found:-

Code:
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Sony :: Vaio Z & Intel X 9100 & Virtualization Info

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Stepping is QBDW - for those interested.

So, after a hour or so of fitting everything in (mostly spent on opening the Z) it was ready for testing.

First results? Not very nice - X9100 ES I got has lowest VID of 1.0V (, I should have asked the seller for this before) Also, 3.0 GHz VID is outrageously high (1.225V) - so, during the first tests it was shown that almost immediately the CPU resorts to throttling (temp. gets to 105C) - completely useless .....

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Sony :: Vaio ZGN-Z690 Shows Virtualization Technology (VT)

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I ran Intels Processor Identification Tool, and it shows VT as enabled. I haven't installed VMWare yet, but I will shortly. Also, I haven't updated my Bios, but the VGN-Z690 bios update might be a possible solution for other(just a wild guess, I have no way of varifying).

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Sony :: Enable VT-X On Z Series

Jul 19, 2009

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Sony :: Vaio TZ GPS, How Can I Enable It

Feb 13, 2009

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Sony :: Howto Enable VT On Vaio Z *tested*H2 Bios Hack

Oct 5, 2009

I`m very happy to have found a way to enable VT.

If you doenst know what VT is - YOU DONT NEED IT ^^

At first i was a little bit afraid, to take the risk to hack the Bios, but finally i take it.

Not only VT works now fine, also the advanced Bios Setup Screen, let me finetune everything i ever dream from. You could tweak many things, dont do there anything, if you doent know what you do.

Ok, back to Topic:

After some Internetresearch i found this link:

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Please follow the instructions exactly. I have do also the same reverse for testing - you could go back, if you want.

But: with every Bios tweaking - you lose your warranty.

Here my Statement on this Blog. PLEASE, look there there if your Model is supportet - FIRST.....................

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Acer :: VT Hardware Virtualization In Travelmate 8000 Series

Sep 10, 2009

i'm searching for a notebook, and so far, the Acer TravelMate 8471-944G32N Timeline seems to be exactly what i need. however, i really have to have a notebook that supports hardware virtualization/intel VT. the CPU does support this, but i've failed to find info on the web whether the mainboard and BIOS support this feature too on the notebook. acer support hasn't managed to deliver me an answer in three tries now.

so, is anyone here who knows the answer or who owns one of these notebooks (or a similar one) and can try it out?

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510P - Virtualization Not Enabled Even After Enabling In Bios

Jul 7, 2014

I have enabled Virtualization through BIOS after updating it to v3 still the intel utility doesnt show virtualization  is enabled:

Steps I have taken:

1.Disabled Virtualization in BIOS 
   Result: Speccy and hwinfo64, 3rd party utilities show VT-x is available but disabled
2.Enabled Virtualization in BIOS
   Result: Speccy and hwinfo64, 3rd Party utilities show VT-x is not available
3. Repeated above steps after updating BIOS
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Lenovo Y510P
Intel 4th Gen Haswell i7 4700MQ
Windows 8.1 Pro

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Sep 29, 2009

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Mar 27, 2010

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Sony :: InsydeH2O Hardware Virtualization

May 3, 2009

how to enable hardware virtualization yet for the InsydeH2O BIOS?

I use Virtual PC heavily for work and need this feature.

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Sony :: Techs Say NO ONE Has Complained About VT (virtualization)

Mar 2, 2009

It seems that sony is telling people no one has complained about VT, and they have not received any calls.

If you feel that you have been given false info call and file a complaint because the canadian pages which i have printed and taken photos of dont' show any sign like the signapore pages which states vt is not supported.

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my new job requires we use VMWARE and on my sony well things didn't go well.

So i know that sony had it disabled in the bios..... So i Initiated a complaint via my mastercard stating how sony on their candian site when looking at the specs doesn't list that it is disabled and that u actually have to search the site etc...........

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Sony :: To Activate Hw Virtualization- VGN-FZ31E

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My Sony Vaio is VGN-FZ31E , i've already read the thread from bogart (How to Enable Intel VT and AHCI on a Napa/Santa Rosa platform Phoenix BIOS Vaio laptop) about activating virtualization and i ve set the register to 001 but SECURABLE always shows that ivt is not supported !
bios version : R2110J7
edited register : 02D0
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I thought that maybe secure boot was the issue, but I tried disabling this, and is still doesn't let me do what I want. I just paid $800 for a top of the line laptop, and I can't even boot from a cdrom.  Every computer I have had since the 1980s have allowed me to do just that without trouble.  

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Unable To Enable WiFi Using Function Keys - Y580

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Mar 22, 2010

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Am looking at lower end versions of both the models.

Only difference is CW uses Nvidia Geforce 310 and the E series uses some Radeon 5000 series one. CW has 14 inch screen whereas E series has a 15.5 inch screen. In the models which i am looking at both have matte finish and both has WXGA:1366 x 768 VAIO Display.

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Feb 3, 2010

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Quote:

SONY VAIO VPCEC1M1E/WI NOTEBOOK

LEMC
Intel Core 1333 MHz 2.13 GHz. 3 MB Cache Bellek i3-330M lemci

RAM
4 GB DDR3 1066 Mhz (Max.8 GB) Ram

SABIT DISK
HDD
500 GB SATA (5400 Rpm) HDD

LETM SSTEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium ng-Tr (64 Bit)

OPTK SRC
DVD-RW Double Layer....................

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Mar 7, 2010

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Still, looking forward to the expected delivery date of late March. Here's what I got for $1,630:

- Core i5-540M (2.53GHz)
- SSD 128GB
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- Intel Integrated Graphics (Don't do any gaming)
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- 3-yr. Basic Warranty.....

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Mar 16, 2010

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Sony :: Vaio F Series

Feb 2, 2010

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Jan 22, 2010

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Mar 16, 2010

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