Cannot install Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 as guest virtual machines
|Reported by:||spcmicro||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||Windows 8.1 10 AMD Athlon||Cc:|
|Guest type:||Windows||Host type:||Windows|
I have a Windows 7 host system that is used for testing deployments of our application on numerous target OS's. These include XP x86 and x64, Vista x86 and x64, Win 7 x86 and x64. These all installed fine and are running. Win 8.1 and Win 10 will not install. I have tried multiple solutions on the web with no luck. I temporarily put another hard drive in the computer and verified that Win 8.1 and 10 will install properly. The processor is an AMD Athlon II X2 B26 which supports AMD-V as well as SSE2. It's supposed to support NX but there is no place in the BIOS to set this. The BIOS only allows virtualization to be enabled/disabled. Line 550 in the log may be a clue because it seems to be misidentifying the CPU: 00:00:02.449392 CPUM: Matched host CPU AMD 0x10/0x6/0x3 AMD_K10 with CPU DB entry 'AMD Phenom II X6 1100T' (AMD 0x10/0xa/0x0 AMD_K10) Line 663 reports that NX/XD cannot be turned on so maybe that's another clue: 00:00:15.067232 CPUM: WARNING! Can't turn on NX/XD when the host doesn't support it! I've attached the log file. Thanks in advance...