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Enabling Intel virtualization support in BIOS makes my VMware VMs unusable

Enabling Intel virtualization support in BIOS makes my VMware VMs unusable

I had the bright idea to install Windows XP Mode in order to try to solve this problem from yesterday. It seemed to work nicely, but as part of the new Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode installation, I had to enable the Intel virtualization support in my BIOS. With it enabled, I could use XP Mode just fine. However, when I tried to start my VMware VMs which existed prior to my installation of XP Mode, the VMware VMs failed to start. Instead, VMware Workstation (6.5.2) gave me a discouraging error message. This message is from the log file, but the UI gave this in a messagebox also:

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Guest [Entry]

"You can have both and also make use of VT-x but you can't run them both at the same time.

Take a look here:

http://edwinfriesen.nl/content/?p=222

The post above corresponds with my findings."