Windows 7 Virtual PC – Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Disabled

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I am running a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor. When I run Virtual PC in Windows 7, I get the following error:

Unable to start Windows Virtual PC because hardware-assisted virtualization is disabled.

When running the Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool from Microsoft says:

Hardware-assited virtualization is not enabled on this computer.

Now, in the BIOS, I do have virtualization enabled and according to Intel this processor supports Intel-VT. What am I missing here?

Best Answer

Enabling Intel-VT requires a cold restart. Try going back into the BIOS, turn it off, and turn off the computer (don't just reboot). Then start up, go in the BIOS and enable it, then once again turn the PC off. Make sure you save your changes in the BIOS.

Boot up and start VPC, check the options and ensure it is enabled:

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