Windows 7's XP Mode to be Disabled on Sony Laptops

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Ace of Spades

I think it might be a security risk with their Playstation 3. Sony is very careful at trying to cover security inside the PS3. Just an idea though.

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QUINTIX256

Virtualization Technology, a security risk. That's special.

This just begs the question. Why would the creators of rootkits from the Sony BMG "lets require them to sign up for bulk email to uninstall" DRM to inSecurom care a bit about security? 

 

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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wolf17

If they disable it in the hardware (say taking the option to enable hardware accelerated virtualization out of the BIOS), then this also means no vm ware or virtualbox?

"Life is about living, not stressing" - a very smart girl :)

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Danielw719

Whats stopping me from installing a retail copy of Windows 7? Is XP Mode being disabled on a hardware basis?

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SEALBoy

Unless they somehow crack open the CPU cores and disable the virtualization technology, I don't see how they could disable it in the hardware.

Torrent an OEM fresh copy of Win 7 and use the license key on the bottom of your laptop... no need to bother with Sony's restrictions and bloatware.

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Pentium 0

They disable it right in the Bios. For example my laptop has an option to disable VT in the Bios but if they take away this option your out of luck.

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SEALBoy

I stand corrected.

Still... all it will take is someone to mod the BIOS and for everyone else to flash it. 

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lunchbox73

And void your warranty. On a brand new notebook. That's overpriced for some reason.

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nekollx

 Hi Apple!

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Caboose

 Right, because you were going to buy a Sony Vaio laptop?

Yes, one company disabling a feature is reason enough to throw your arms in the air, cry foul and run crying to Apple...

Honestly... 

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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dag1992

I think he's comparing Sony to Apple.  Either way I just bought a VAIO too...

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nekollx

 EGG-Zaxtly

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