Some intel chips don't support upgrades?

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The title of your post does not match the title of the article. Basically, Windows 7 comes with a "backwards compatibility mode" to support certain types of Windows XP applications that may have problems with Windows 7. The issue is that that compatibility mode requires a certain feature within your CPU that Intel does not support on all of their chips. That is all it says.
 
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Many of the cheaper Intel CPU's don't offer the VT that's required at the CPU level. I believe all 7000 & 5000 series consumer-grade CPU's do NOT have this functionality. Remember, this is aimed squarely at businesses, not the home/consumer market. You can still run a Virtual Machine w/o all this "XP Mode stuff" with either Sun's Virtual box (free) or VMWare Workstation (not free) and still run XP on your computer w/o VT on the CPU. You just can't run the "XP Mode" thing from MS. Really, I wouldn't want to use XP Mode anyway. Virtual PC is horrendously slow with disk I/O. VMWare or VirtualBox are FAR better solutions IMO....
 
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