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Problems installing VMware

Hello,

I am trying to set up SAS University Edition, but I got an error message stating that VirtualBox failed to open a session because VT-x is  not available. I am fairly computer illiterate, but I poked around online and discovered that my processor (Intel P6100 CPU @ 2GHz) does not have visualization technology. Is there any sort of work around for this or does this really mean I can't use SAS? I am going to be so disappointed.

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Re: Problems installing VMware

Hi:

This setting is in the computer BIOS - not sure exactly where because it is different for each system.  Go into the BIOS

and you should find it there.  Reboot and the reinstall the virtual application.

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Re: Problems installing VMware

Thank you OS2Rules--I tried to do that and have now learned that virtualization is not supported by my CPU (not just disabled). I suppose I'm out of luck at this point?

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Re: Problems installing VMware

I double checked - your are correct - that chip does not support visualization (boo!).  I recall that an older version of VMware did not need to have the setting in the BIOS changed, but I doubt the SAS will run on that version. If that isn't a laptop, I would suggest a processor upgrade as the least difficult (or costly) solution.

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