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10-30-2009

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-20, 16:52 PM

dtibet

"Is there a way to test my machine before applying your procedure ;as you have suggested one of the forum participants questions (to eeKyy with Y530 w/9500) setting the MSR editors to the values EDX = 0x00000000, EAX = 0x00000005 and press "WRMSR" button ( I had tried this on my Lenovo but no change on the VT support observed ,is that because of the BIOS version in Y530) or should I apply different values for the EDX/ EAX registers."

 

You can't write anything into MSR-register 3A because Y550 BIOS locks this register.

Y530 BIOS don't lock the register so we can change its value right from Windows. Don't be afraid, use my guide and you'll get virtualization enabled. If VT is still OFF after my procedure, repeat it and power off your machine at the end of procedure.

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-20, 17:02 PM

M-Z - It took me a number of tries to get it working. The last try, which resulted in it working was powering off the laptop after running "save" as per middleton's instructions. Download the "havdetectiontool.exe" program from MS and you can use that to quickly check if VT has been enabled.


OK. I will try it couple more times. Especially with this Power Off trick. :)

 

EDIT: Wow, it works. But I don't quite understand why CTRL+ALT+Del didn't?

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11-02-2009

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-20, 17:14 PM

15cn32ww

 

My bios version is 2.05. My computer is a y550 with a c2d t6600. has anyone got this one to work with VT yet? I don't want to spam middleton if he has already received this bios.

 

thanks!

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-20, 17:19 PM

T6600 doesn't support virtualization.

 

Guys! If you want to activate virtualization then first of all check if your CPU is VT capable or not. 

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-20, 19:33 PM

middleton

 

I definetly will give a try. what else I should loose..if it doesn't it doesn't ..I had a non-VT enabled PC and stayed that way..but if it does!! that is the question.

 

In the meantime you had suggested earlier in the blog as '' Also see previous post where Lenovo Y550 owner has successfully upgraded his BIOS from v1.04 to 2.03. If you want to risk then you can flash v2.03 BIOS and activate VT with my method.'' Would I be better of trying an upgrade prior to trying straight? IF not ,where can I get the BIOS 2.03 and how I can apply it ( method for flashing BIOS ,I suppose soem links would be helpfull??

 

many thanks

 

 

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-20, 20:10 PM

M-Z

You are the third who has activated VT with power off trick. It seems everyone must power off laptop at the end of the procedure to avoid problems. I'll add it to my guide on page 4.

 

dtibet

You'd better try to enable VT with my method first. Flashing new BIOS is an extreme measure when everything else doesn't help.

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-21, 1:28 AM

middleton

 

Hi , I kept your advise and go with the procedure/guide. And it worked! I have a VT enabled Y550! 

I just applied yours guide at page 4, and shutdown /power-off the machine after save.And I got it in the first boot.

 

 

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEARTH

 

 

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11-21-2009

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-21, 18:14 PM

Does anyone know if this "new bios" that lenovo will install has the Windows 7 virtualization support for our VT capable chips?   I have the 8700 in my vista misfit but I read somewhere that theY550 has it disable in the bios.

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11-12-2009

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-22, 6:23 AM

PCSOON, did you even TRY to read the thread?

lenovo has said they arent going to enable vt in any of the ideapad BIOS's... try to follow middleton's guide it will enable it

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Re: Y550 Virtualization Problem!!

2009-11-22, 10:41 AM

I use VirtualBox VMs heavily, mostly for security reasons, it would be most helpful if I could enable virtualization.

 

Model: Y550 4186

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 - I'm certain this make supports VT.

BIOS: 15CN32WW v2.05

EC: 15EC36WW v.2.03

 

I primarily run Ubuntu, currently Karmic (v9.10) but do have an XP SP3 partition for running Microsoft products that cannot run reliably under WINE.  I see instructions in different posts for various tasks to enable VT, but apparently I have overlooked a link to a complete procedure developed by Middleton to accomplish this... I would greatly appreciate the URL.


Thanks

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