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Hardware virtualization ?

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    cro

    By default hardware virtualization is disable in the bios on my main computer. I'm using Virtual PC to test déplyement and some stuff under virtual machine, but not that much. If I enable hardware virtualization, does it have performace impact on the computer when I'm not using Virtual PC ?

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    ZippyV

    Nope

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    cro

    Thanks. Then any idea why this is turn off by default in the bios ?

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    Soviut

    Probably something to do with compatibility.  If you had really new or really old hardware it might have trouble virtualizing it and crash.  Then you'd be on here asking "why is this virtualize hardware option on by default?  It keeps crashing everything".

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    ZippyV

    cro wrote:
    Thanks. Then any idea why this is turn off by default in the bios ?

    Maybe it's because your motherboard has to support other cpu's that don't have hardware virtualization built in so they disable it by default.

    My BIOS had Intel's Speedstep disabled even when my cpu supported it.

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