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      • 75. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
        xlpnycm Novice

         

        Hi, I have exactly the same problem and Sony model. Have you made some progress??

         

         

         

         

         

        Regards.

         

         

        • 76. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
          GeekForLife Lurker

          Hey guys i have R0230Q0 Version of BIOS and my Laptop model is Vaio VGN CR 13G. Here is the link to BIOS...

          http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/241693?site=hp_en_AP_i&direct=true

          I would appreciate it if you can help me identify which register i have to set it to 1

          i am attaching the list of registers also that i got using symcmos utility..

          List:

           

          • 77. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
            FreakyFox Lurker

            Thanks everyone for the hints !

             

            I own a Sony Vaio VGN-FE31M  using BIOS R0200J3  which can be used from the FE41M or FE41Z.  Register  0195  set to 0001  worked for me !!!

             

            Anyway : Stupid Sony Management. Their Vaios rock, but first the issue with the "Sony-brand-only-batteries" and now "vanderpool" disabled ... What for ?

            They even tell you, that your CPU and RAM are limited with regard to upgrading.

            I have 4 GB RAM now  though Sony say "only 2 GB possible"  and  I have changed my CPU from Core2 Duo T5600 to T7600 without Problems ...

            We pay, we play !  Very cool, that people try to circumvent Sony's restrictions !  Ha, no way that I return my Vaio 

             

            VT  here I come  !  ;-D

             

            Regards,

             

            FreakyFox

            • 78. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
              ArthurKnowles Lurker

              I just wanted to add my two cents worth along with a big thank you. I have a VGN-AR730E/B and have been desperate to get hardware virtualization working. Just wish I had of found this earlier.

               

               

               

               

              In any case, register x0285 is the magic one for the AR730E/B with BIOS R2080JB.

               

               

              Now I'm wondering if the same technique would work for my HP DL145 server? Maybe I'll give it a try later.

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

              Art

              • 79. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                jrsebal Lurker

                 

                I have a Vaio VGN-NR11Z with R0131J9 BIOS. Any guess for the register to activate VT?

                 

                 

                Thanks.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                • 80. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                  donnoww Lurker

                   

                  Hi

                   

                   

                  I have a sony vgn-sz28gp bios R0083N0.exe from sony.  I updated the bios and now my laptop is dead and could not boot up.  I tried flashing the with phlash16, PH1648 but all result in Platform Sigature Not found in the interface.

                   

                   

                  I could not load into window to flash with winflash.  Please help.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  D

                   

                   

                  • 81. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                    Scissor Virtuoso
                    User Moderators

                    I saw this post on Slashdot today and thought of you guys:

                     

                    No Windows 7 XP Mode For Sony Vaio Z Owners -

                    http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/08/11/1315255/No-Windows-7-XP-Mode-For-Sony-Vaio-Z-Owners

                    • 82. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                      ConstantinV Hot Shot
                      vExpert

                      I should say that Sony has blocked virtualization support in all BIOSes. In future company probably will unlock it, but it`s for sure woundn`t be a Z series.

                       

                      Starwind Software Developer

                      • 83. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                        Paul Knight Lurker

                         

                        A big thanks to Bernhard.  This process worked fine for me on a Vaio VGN-SZ2VP with the latest bios.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        • 84. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                          philzy Enthusiast

                           

                          Hi!

                           

                           

                          VGN-AR31MR with R200J6 Bios - Reg 0195

                           

                           

                          Works fine just from the first attempt.

                           

                           

                          Thanx all.

                           

                           

                          • 85. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                            Dunkinn Lurker

                            Scissor - thats exactly what I was needing when I came across this (and other linked threads on other sites). The information included by everyone does allow you to enable XP Mode on those VAIO desktops/laptops which support VT but it was helpfully turned off by Sony. Annoying for often such expensive equipment. Really Sony you should be producing 64 bits drivers and show all BIOS options rather than make us work so hard to get what we rightfully should already have. :o( Exciting journey tho - and lots to learn so its not all bad I guess!

                             

                            I liked this thread as it gave details on the VGN-AR21S. To clarify for the person after asking how to enable VT on a VGN-AR21S you need to do this before starting the SYMCMOS stuff:

                            1) Download, and run the VGN-AR31S BIOS update from ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/pub/DOWNLOADS/PH/B/SYS/PHBSYS-01175117-UN.EXE to flash your VGN-AR21S to a R0200J6 BIOS

                            2) Turn off (so not sleep, restart, hibernate, standy..) your laptop. Turn it on, and press F2 to enter the BIOS. Check it says your version is R0200J6.

                            3) Start the SYMCMOS process for the R0200J6 BIOS revision.... Do it all in DOS, and remember after changing it. Turn OFF your laptop (so not sleep, restart, hibernate, standy..) to ensure the change takes place.

                             

                            There are a couple of threads around on the web about VT support for Vaios and this is a little behind some. I thought I would tidy up some of the posts from here, over at http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=189228&page=23 (post #227), http://www.wimsbios.com/phpBB2/topic9326-15.html , and comments on http://blog.steelooper.com/2009/07/enabling-virtualization-on-sony-vaio.html . None of this is my own work - I've only collected it into one place on this site. Many people have posted on both this site and notebookreview. Special thanks to scuderiaconchiglia & bfroemel without who I don't think we'd know the answer Thanks to everyone before me who made my life simple - and I hope this little bit of collection work makes up for my freeride.

                             

                             

                            WARNING - All this is at your own risk. You mess your computer up - you fix it. This is just helpful I hope. Many people have put this information in so some maybe wrong! Don't blame me for nuffin guv!

                            Here is a collected list of requests, and answers....

                             

                            Desktops/Other

                            BIOS Revision

                            Register

                            Information

                            PCG-GRT40ZP

                            R0190F0

                            Unknown

                            VGC-LA2

                            R0102W2

                            0198

                            VGX-TP1E

                            R1060W3

                            02C4

                            VGN-AR Series

                            VGN-AR21S

                            R0200J6

                            0195

                            (using BIOS flash from AR31S)

                            VGN-AR250G

                            R0150J6

                            0195

                            VGN-AR31MR

                            R0200J6

                            0195

                            VGN-AR31S

                            R0200J6

                            0195

                            VGN-AR41S

                            R0030J8

                            027F

                            VGN-AR51E

                            R1050J8

                            027F

                            VGN-AR51M

                            R1050J8

                            027F

                            VGN-AR51SU

                            R1050J8

                            027F

                            VGN-AR520E

                            R0030J8

                            027F

                            VGN-AR520E

                            R0032J8

                            0282

                            VGN-AR550U

                            R0030J8

                            027F

                            VGN-AR61ZRU

                            R2080J8

                            0285

                            VGN-AR61ZU

                            R2080J8

                            0285

                            VGN-AR630E

                            027F

                            Unknown BIOS Version

                            VGN-AR670

                            R1050J8

                            027F

                            VGN-AR690U

                            R1050J8

                            027F

                            VGN-AR71M

                            R2090J8

                            0285

                            VGN-AR71S

                            R2090J8

                            0285

                            VGN-AR71ZU

                            Unknown

                            VGN-AR730E/B

                            R2080JB

                            0285

                            VGN-C Series

                            VGN-C260E

                            R0080J4

                            0318

                            VGN-C290N

                            R0080J4

                            0318

                            VGN-CR Series

                            VGN-CR11SH

                            R0220Q0

                            05B2

                            VGN-CR13G

                            R0230Q0

                            Unknown

                            VGN-CR231E

                            R1121Q0

                            05BB

                            VGN-CR240E

                            R1121Q0

                            05BB

                            VGN-CR290E

                            R1121Q0

                            05BB

                            VGN-CR353

                            R2101Q0

                            05BB

                            VGN-CR354

                            R2100Q0

                            05BB

                            From non english page - needs testing

                            VGN-CR520D

                            05BB

                            Unknown BIOS Version

                            VGN-CR520E

                            R3041Q0

                            05BB

                            VGN-FE Series

                            VGN-FE21SR

                            R0200J3

                            0195

                            VGN-FE31M

                            R0200J3

                            0195

                            (using BIOS flash from FE41M??)

                            VGN-FE770G

                            R0173J3

                            Unknown

                            VGN-FE890

                            R0200J3

                            0195

                            VGN-FZ Series

                            VGN-FZ11ZR

                            R0050J7

                            02D3

                            VGN-FZ160E

                            R0040J7

                            Unknown

                            VGN-FZ160E

                            R0050J7

                            02D3

                            VGN-FZ180E

                            R0050J7

                            02D3

                            VGN-FZ18M

                            R0050J7

                            02D3

                            VGN-FZ21E

                            R1120J7

                            02CD

                            VGN-FZ21M

                            R1120J7

                            02CD

                            VGN-FZ21S

                            R1120J7

                            02CD

                            VGN-FZ21Z

                            R1120J7

                            02CD

                            VGN-FZ280E

                            R1120J7

                            02CD

                            VGN-FZ290

                            R1120J7

                            02CD

                            VGN-FZ290E

                            R1120J7

                            02CD

                            VGN-FZ31M

                            R2110J7

                            02D0

                            VGN-FZ340E

                            R2110J7

                            02D0

                            VGN-FZ35GN

                            R2110J7

                            02D0

                            VGN-FZ38M

                            R2110J7

                            02D0

                            VGN-FZ470E

                            R2110J7

                            02D0

                            VGN-FZ485U

                            02D0

                            Unknown BIOS Version, probably R2110J7

                            VGN-FZ490N

                            R2110J7

                            02D0

                            VGN-FZ91NS

                            R1120J7

                            02CD

                            VGN-NR Series

                            VGN-NR21Z

                            R1150J9

                            02D0

                            VGN-SZ Series

                            VGN-SZ (some)

                            R0101S5

                            02F1

                            VGN-SZ??

                            R0112N0

                            0354

                            VGN-SZ1M/B

                            R0112N0

                            0354

                            VGN-SZ1XP

                            0399

                            Unknown BIOS Version

                            VGN-SZ2VP

                            Unknown - but done - BIOS Revision must be listed

                            VGN-SZ330P

                            R0096N0

                            0399

                            VGN-SZ370

                            R0096N0

                            0399

                            VGN-SZ3HP/B

                            R0096N0

                            0399

                            VGN-SZ3XP

                            R0096N0

                            0399

                            VGN-SZ79GN

                            R0122S5

                            02F1

                            VGN-SZ90PS (Jap)

                            R0073N0

                            Unknown

                            VGN-SZ90PS (Jap)

                            R0083N0

                            0393

                            From non english page - needs testing

                            VGN-TX Series

                            VGN-TX3XP

                            R0034N3

                            03A2

                            VGN-TZ Series

                            VGN-TZ130N

                            R0052N7

                            0363

                            VGN-TZ17GN

                            R0052N7

                            0363

                            VGN-TZ180

                            027F

                            Unknown BIOS Version

                            VGN-TZ180N

                            R0052N7

                            0363

                            VGN-TZ1RXN/B

                            R0061N7

                            0363

                            VGN-TZ21MN/N

                            R0052N7

                            0363

                            VGN-TZ231MN

                            R0091N7

                            0363

                            VGN-TZ27GN

                            R0071N7

                            0363

                            VGN-TZ37

                            R0081N7

                            0363

                            VGN-TZ91HS

                            R0052N7

                            0363

                            VGN-TZ92NS

                            R0081N7

                            0363

                            VGN-UX Series

                            VGN-UX90S

                            R0061N2

                            0366

                             

                            I thought it would also be interesting to split it differently. By BIOS Revision sorted by BIOS Rev on left and Register on right:

                             

                            BIOS Revision

                            Register

                            BIOS Revision

                            Register

                            R0030J8

                            027F

                            R0150J6

                            0195

                            R0032J8

                            0282

                            R0200J3

                            0195

                            R0034N3

                            03A2

                            R0200J6

                            0195

                            R0040J7

                            R0102W2

                            0198

                            R0050J7

                            02D3

                            R0030J8

                            027F

                            R0052N7

                            0363

                            R1050J8

                            027F

                            R0061N2

                            0366

                            R0032J8

                            0282

                            R0061N7

                            0363

                            R2080J8

                            0285

                            R0071N7

                            0363

                            R2080JB

                            0285

                            R0073N0

                            R2090J8

                            0285

                            R0080J4

                            0318

                            R0094X7*

                            0285

                            R0081N7

                            0363

                            R1060W3

                            02C4

                            R0083N0**

                            0393

                            R1120J7

                            02CD

                            R0091N7

                            0363

                            R1150J9

                            02D0

                            R0094X7*

                            0285

                            R2110J7

                            02D0

                            R0096N0

                            0399

                            R0050J7

                            02D3

                            R0101S5

                            02F1

                            R0101S5

                            02F1

                            R0102W2

                            0198

                            R0122S5

                            02F1

                            R0112N0

                            0354

                            R0080J4

                            0318

                            R0122S5

                            02F1

                            R0112N0

                            0354

                            R0150J6

                            0195

                            R0052N7

                            0363

                            R0173J3

                            R0061N7

                            0363

                            R0190F0

                            R0071N7

                            0363

                            R0200J3

                            0195

                            R0081N7

                            0363

                            R0200J6

                            0195

                            R0091N7

                            0363

                            R0220Q0

                            05B2

                            R0061N2

                            0366

                            R0230Q0

                            R0083N0**

                            0393

                            R1050J8

                            027F

                            R0096N0

                            0399

                            R1060W3

                            02C4

                            R0034N3

                            03A2

                            R1120J7

                            02CD

                            R0220Q0

                            05B2

                            R1121Q0

                            05BB

                            R1121Q0

                            05BB

                            R1150J9

                            02D0

                            R2101Q0

                            05BB

                            R2080J8

                            0285

                            R3041Q0

                            05BB

                            R2080JB

                            0285

                            R2100Q0***

                            05BB

                            R2090J8

                            0285

                            R0040J7

                            R2100Q0***

                            05BB

                            R0073N0

                            R2101Q0

                            05BB

                            R0173J3

                            R2110J7

                            02D0

                            R0190F0

                            R3041Q0

                            05BB

                            R0230Q0

                             

                            The starred ones in each list are ones I've found through google but on foreign pages so they need checking. Sources:

                             

                             

                            1* http://pc11.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/notepc/1202743621/l50

                            2* http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=258&t=1048808&p=2

                            3* http://bbs.drvsky.com/read.php?tid=5961&uid=18620

                             

                             

                            This is a list of all the registers on all BIOS revisions so far that have enabled VT on Phoenix Sony Vaio BIOS. If you are going to try and find your own, understand the risks, know where the CMOS battery is located, etc - then this may be of use:

                             

                            Unique Registers

                            Models

                            0195

                            R0150J6, R0200J3, R0200J6

                            0198

                            R0102W2

                            027F

                            R0030J8, R1050J8

                            0282

                            R0032J8

                            0285

                            R2080J8, R2080JB, R2090J8, R0094X7*

                            02C4

                            R1060W3

                            02CD

                            R1120J7

                            02D0

                            R1150J9, R2110J7

                            02D3

                            R0050J7

                            02F1

                            R0101S5, R0122S5

                            0318

                            R0080J4

                            0354

                            R0112N0

                            0363

                            R0052N7, R0061N7, R0071N7, R0081N7, R0091N7

                            0366

                            R0061N2

                            0393

                            R0083N0**

                            0399

                            R0096N0

                            03A2

                            R0034N3

                            05B2

                            R0220Q0

                            05BB

                            R1121Q0, R2101Q0, R3041Q0, R2100Q0***

                             

                            I've also attached the information in CSV and Excel 2007 format incase people need it like that. Hope this helps someone find their answer.

                             

                            We could make a much better list by working out (as I couldn't find any information freely available from Sony) of what laptops come with what BIOS revisions by default. Anyone know of one? You can painful get ones which have updates available but original BIOS information is hard to come by it seems.

                             

                            Note: The process described in this thread only works for Phoenix BIOS, not AMI/etc.

                             

                             

                            Hope it helps someone!

                            • 86. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                              iliodor Lurker

                              Add to this list VGN-G11XRN/B (BIOS: R0062N5)

                               

                              VT Feature working with 0363 register.

                              • 87. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                                aka MAC Novice

                                Sony VAIO VGN-CR123E (US)

                                BIOS revision R0231Q0

                                 

                                for enabling Intel-VT change 05B2 register from 0000 to 0001

                                • 88. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                                  dnelsonfl Lurker

                                   

                                  Any suggestions for a VGN-NR160 ? I saw some posts elsewhere where Sony was slowly releasing BIOS updates. I'm debating giving it more time to see if a BIOS update appears or to attempt to turn it on myself...  Thanks,

                                   

                                   

                                  David

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  • 89. Re: VT support for Sony Vaio
                                    aka MAC Novice

                                    If your BIOS revision is R0131J9 I would try 02D0.

                                    But I can only guess.. Sorry.

                                     

                                    If not, try all registers from the last table where BIOS revision ends with J#

                                     

                                    Good luck!!!

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