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31. Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! Sep 5, 2012, 19:29 hb3d
 
Tigger wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 14:39:
Then there really is no point to trying it out. Hyper-V won't install if you don't have virtualization enabled in the BIOS (at least it didn't in Windows 2008 and 2008 R2).
You missed my point. My point was that you should be able to disable hardware virtualization in VMware without uninstalling it or changing your BIOS setting so you can test Hyper-V.

Without HW virtualization, you'd need to have a real monster of a machine to get good performance out of a VM.
I've run VMware on PC's which didn't have hardware virtualization because Intel left it out as an incentive to buy a more expensive CPU, and the performance was still usable for general use. I didn't try gaming.

Yeah, I don't think Microsoft is going for the legacy gaming market with Hyper-V. I think what they are going for is server consolidation (Windows Server), testing and backwards compat (Windows 8).
Putting virtualization in a consumer OS like Windows 7 and 8 and then not being able to use it for any applications which use Direct3D or OpenGL is just pointless. A server can get away with only running 2D apps, but a consumer PC can't. Even business applications like many of Adobe's products have 3D functionality. Microsoft has no excuse for doing that especially since it develops Direct3D.

 
 
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