Talk:Problem with disabled VT

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IBM/Lenovo support does not know about VT

Just talked to the german hotline, the guy didn't even know, that Intel CPUs does have VT (but he knew about AMD, which isn't used by IBM/Lenovo). So I got a new record in their support-list and they will call me back. --10:35, 14 December 2006 (CET)

Got a callback from Lenovo, they said I might have a modified Windows (because the laptop was bougth through the students-support-stuff) and as I said Linux, I got an "unsupported". It looks for me like selling a Ferrari, but not telling where the gear-shift is... Found an interesting link on the net: - seems someone at Lenovo knows that VT is disabled... --Zhenech 13:12, 14 December 2006 (CET)

Needless to say, it has nothing to do with the OS. It's a bit in a CPU register that's set by the BIOS before the OS even loads. --Thinker 14:59, 15 December 2006 (CET)

Seems Lenovo has fixed the problem for the X60 Tablet, and I heard they plan a VT-capable Z61 BIOS for April, hope this won't be an aprils-fool ;) --Zhenech 10:01, 15 January 2007 (CET)

Class action?

Clearly Lenovo is using false marketing. They sell Core Duo model with virtualisation but cripples them. So CPUs don't work as they should. I believe this is punishable by law. Anyone knows details what to do? Please note, that HP had similar problem but fixed it with BIOS update.

If it not states "on the box"/manual/bill that it supports VT then Lenovo is not responsible for it. They can sell you a core 2 duo even without BIOS support for the 2nd Core, if the never mention it has 2 cores.

It state that it has Core Duo processor. Datasheets on Intel site show VT as inherent feature of this CPU (except for lowest T2300e model).

Z61t BIOS does not have VT

Shots made on 2007-03-11 Dmitri