this is slightly an overlap between O/S and hardware. Sorry about that but you guys have been so helpful in the past im sure someone will help me sort this out.
I have a HP Pavillion Laptop (DV6)
Intel I7 720 processor @ 1.6 GHz
64 bit Operating system
8 GB RAM
ATI Radeon Video card
I am trying to install Virtual Box, however, for some reason it keeps reverting to the 32 bit version by default. No matter what i try i cant seem to install the 64 bit version. The reason its important that i get the 64 version of virtualbox is because;
1. i intend to install a testing LAMP server on it running debian.
2. Apache stats show that the number of requests that can be processed on a 64 bit O/S is about 10 times greater than a 32 bit O/S (about 500 requests on 32 bit vs over 7,000 on 64 bit apparently)
Anyway, now for the problem.
2 parts i believe...
1. go into bios and check to see if virtualisation is enabled
2. check Windows settings to ensure that microsofts own Hyper-V isnt running (done this its not)
I cant get into my laptop bios to check virutalisation! I am assuming that fast bootup is enabled, because it jumps to windows logo within seconds. So the HP website tells me that i should either hit F10, or if fast bootup is enabled hold down F10 before i power system on.
I have tried that and laptop still just ignores my keyboard inputs and goes straight to windows. I have tried the escape key to go to startup menu...no result, jumps straight into windows.