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    I got real sick and tired of Windows 10's spyware. I have a 2-1 laptop that came with crappy windows 10 (NSA software) installed. I like the way I can flip the keyboard and use my laptop as a tablet.
    So, to get around the constant spying, I run Windows 7 in VirtualBox all day long unless I want to use the tablet features.
    Everything was working perfect until this morning after Microsoft downloaded a bunch of updates. What are the updates? I have no idea and for the record I turned off every updating feature I could find on the internet. I don't care if Microsoft never updates anything on my computer ever again. I know longer trust Microsoft at all.
    All I know is that after noticing that my computer rebooted while I was away and was modifying the system. Since then I can no longer run in machine in VirtualBox. It says that "VT-X is not available". I have Virtualization enabled on my BIOS. It was always running perfect before the updates. I rebooted and double-checked even though I knew it was enabled because I even running Windows 7 in VirtualBox this morning.

    What gives? They already made it impossible to dual boot. Yes, I know there's lots of websites that say you can. Trust me, I've tried every single example I could find and every single example I tried corrupted my MBR. Now it looks like they're disabling virtual machines as well!
    02-26-2016 02:24 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Erm... BIOS comes from your chipset OEM. Microsoft doesn't update that.

    FWIW: http://www.zdnet.com/article/when-it...teur-analysts/

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    02-26-2016 03:24 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If, however, you really want to "knock the NSA" out of your box in Win 10: Your Guide To Windows 10 Privacy Settings

    In the interest of balance. LOL
    02-26-2016 03:29 PM

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