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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-03, 15:02 PM

OK. Thanks a lot, Really appreciate your help middleton.

Ideapad Y530; P9500 @ 2.53 GHz; 250 GB 7200 rpm HDD; 4 GB OCZ RAM, nVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-05, 22:45 PM

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-06, 21:28 PM

Lenovo IdeaPad Y550
BIOS Version: 15CN30WW (V2.03)
EC Version: 15EC36WW (V2.03)
CPU Type: 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Phoenix TrustedCore

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-06, 21:58 PM

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-06, 22:24 PM

Thanks Middleton! Here are the results:

CPU 1/2
EDX (63-32)                  EAX (31-0)
0x00000000                  0x00000009

CPU 2/2
EDX (63-32)                  EAX (31-0)
0x00000000                  0x00000009

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-07, 3:14 AM

Bad news for you: Virtualization is disabled on BIOS level. Only BIOS patching can help you. But you have to dump your BIOS first as I can't find one on Lenovo web site. Download this Phoenix tool, run appropriate WinPhlash.exe as administrator, choose "Backup BIOS only" under "WinPhlash Operation" header and press "Backup BIOS" button. Be careful don't try to flash BIOS placed in WinPhlash folder cause it's Lenovo Y450 BIOS. If you'll manage to dump Y550 firmware then send it to me (middleton@list.ru).

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-08, 11:10 AM

Lenovo IdeaPad Y450

 

Phoenix TrustedCore

BIOS Version: 17CN28WW (V2.5)

 

 

 

CPU Type: 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7550

CPU 1/2

EDX (63-32)                  EAX (31-0)
0x00000000                  0x00000009
CPU 2/2
EDX (63-32)                  EAX (31-0)
0x00000000                  0x00000009

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-08, 14:12 PM

As far as I know Y450 BIOS do support Virtualization but only if you have CPU with Intel VT support.

Your P7550 haven't got Intel VT, see here.

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-08, 22:01 PM

There is an interesting story bout VT capability in P7550

 

http://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/virtualization-software-development/topic/68640/

 

 

Actually, I already check the intel website before, and it said that P7550 has VT capability.

And if I check with SecurAble, it say P7550 Hardware Virtualization is locked off (that mean it has the capabiltiy but locked off by external influence).

 

When I try to find more on google, there are some interesting info

*) It looks like that P7550 is OEM version of P8400 without VT enabled for non Mac.

*) In Mac, they use P7550 with VT enabled (Mac user confirm that their P7550 are VT enable).

 

BTW, thanks for the respond.

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-08, 23:07 PM

Intel CPU is capable to report if it have virtualization support. Applications usually use CPUID instruction with EAX-register set to 1 and then check bit 5 in ECX-register: If the bit is equal to one then CPU do support virtualization. You can look at results of CPUID instruction on your processor with Everest utility. Download it from here, run, expand "Motherboard" in left tree view, click on "CPUID", scroll right list down to the bottom and you'll see "Virtual Machine Extensions (Vanderpool)" item. I have T5550 CPU so Intel VT is not supported in my case..

 

http://i080.radikal.ru/0911/4e/666d4c403e8c.png

 

 

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