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So You Want To Run Hyper-V on theat Core i5 Laptop? Thanks for Playing!

By: on April 4, 2010 in I5, Intel, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Today I found a bit of nastiness. I recently received a new notebook and was configuring it to dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 so I could run Hyper-V. I had no problem doing that with my Toshiba from last year. So what’s the problem? This:
http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2009/11/16/understanding-high-end-video-performance-issues-with-hyper-v.aspx

If you install the proper graphics driver under Windows Server 2008 R2 for your laptop with an i5 (or possibly an i7) and configure Hyper-V, you are presented with the lovely BSOD. Consistently.

Unfortunately, it seems like a “not my problem”/”he said she said” problem where MS may not issue a fix, and the graphic card vendor may not either. It’s frustrating, as most newer laptops are shipping with the new processors. Right now I’m running with the standard VGA adapter so I can run Hyper-V, but eventually I’d like to run at a better resolution.

Let’s hope this problem gets resolved soon, or a lot of unhappy power users and presenters may be storming the proverbial castle.


2 responses to “So You Want To Run Hyper-V on theat Core i5 Laptop? Thanks for Playing!”

  1. yap says:

    I have the same Problem on my Lenovo T410s. When going back to a previous intel driver version the screen is flashing several times and getting black in the end (but no bsod). Very annoying.

  2. Allan says:

    I wish this problem would go away. It’s unfortunate it exists in the first place.

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