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#1 JJ133169

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:15 PM

I enabled virtual mode in the bios to experiment with windows xp mode in win 7 pro. in the bios it recommended that the setting be disabled. if i leave it enabled will it slow down my pc? or should i disable it when im not using it?

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:24 PM

will having win xp mode installed, obviously it will be taking up cpu and memory when im using it, but will having it installed slow down my pc ( other then taking HDD space) will it slow it down?

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:46 PM

No, it will not slow down your PC when you are not using it.

As you stated correctly, it will obviously take away some system resources when you do run it.

Be glad you can use it. My processor doesn't have HAV, so I can't run XP Mode. I have to do a regular XP virtual machine.

Just leave the setting in your BIOS enabled, then just use XP Mode when you need it. You should see no degradation in performance during normal usage (not running XP Mode). :huh:
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:49 PM

alright.
thanks.
what i find weird is that in the bios the setting to turn on visualization is recommended off. why is that?

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:43 AM

You're welcome. :huh:

Probably because most people don't use it....I wouldn't worry about it. :huh:
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