I'm trying to use VirtualBox on my Windows 7 64-bit Toshiba which, unfortunately, has Hardware Virtualization disabled and no BIOS option to enable it.
However, I have been told that as long as I don't need to run 64-bit OSes, I can use VirtualBox without a problem as has been done for years. This appears not to be the case for me, however, because no matter which OS I try, I always get the same VERR_SVM_DISABLED error. Searching the internet and forums for this error tells me it is because I need to have virtualization enabled, but why if I have been previously told I do not? I've tried several operating systems including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, none of which work. I have made sure they are 32-bit and single-core/single-processor. Preferably I want to run Linux Mint 32-bit.
Does anyone know why VirtualBox is trying to use Hardware Virtualization when it doesn't need it? My Acceleration tab in the System settings is disabled. I would post a screenshot but I'm not allowed to post images or URLs yet.
Using Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.2 r90405