Does your DEMO laptop with Intel Core i3/i5/i7 CPU bluescreens?

Does your DEMO laptop with Intel Core i3/i5/i7 CPU bluescreens?

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Thanks to my friend Hans Bellen from UMT and the Microsoft Virtualization Team – we have the final solution for your issues:

Symptoms:

Running Windows 2008 R2 w/ Hyper-V on Core i3/i5/i7 CPU and performance graphic card with WDDM driver installed. After Hyper-v is started the machine bluescreens.

Resolution:

  1. Disable the Intel Turbo Boost in the BIOS or in the Windows 2008R2 if you are dual-booting or the option is not available in the BIOS. To disable the Turbo Boost in Windows Server 2008 R2 – open Device Manager, locate Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Driver, disable it.
  2. Get the Windows 2008 R2 SP1 – now available in Beta here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ff183870.aspx

10/20/10 – UPDATE

I just have been setting up the Lenovo T410 for the Hands-on Lab for our upcoming Barcelona event and here is some learning:

  • After native nVidia driver from Lenovo site was installed the machine constantly blue screened with Hyper-v enabled even with the “Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Driver” disabled
  • Installing SP1 did fix the problem and I’m running my VM and multi-monitor config successfully now
  • Small trick I learned – once you install the nVidia driver you are not able to see anything on the screen or the machine blue screens (nvlddmkm.sys) when booted - to recover – just disable the virtualization in the BIOS and reboot. As Hypervisor service will not run the machine will behave ok and it gives you chance to install SP1 Smile
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