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I notice some of my BIOS settings were disabled or in legacy mode for better support (usually somewhere like the manual it says XP compatible). Do I have to worry about BIOS settings when running a VM?

I'll be running on Windows 7 and likely using VMWare. OS would be Windows XP (SP2 perhaps but i may have a SP3 somewhere) and various Linux distributions.

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You should make sure that all of the Virtualization options in your BIOS are set correctly (on!). But settings regarding drive configurations, etc are not applicable to the VM.

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No need to worry. The BIOS on a virtual machine is independent from the BIOS on your real machine.

Just ensure that all the virtualization-related options on your BIOS are enabled and this should be enough.

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