View Full Version : Can XP mode use virtual dual core?

12-13-09, 12:56 PM
I just downloaded and installed XP mode to see if it would be any faster then virtual box. I can't seem to fine any options to enable more than one CPU. I have a Quad core CPU, in virtual box I was using a dual core setup.

12-13-09, 03:27 PM
From benchmarks that I've seen VirtualBox is one of the fastest virtual machine programs around. Doesn't exactly answer your question but no I do not think Virtual PC supports more than one core.

12-14-09, 08:05 AM
VMware supports multiple cores. It will support your quad core in XP (I think you need XP Pro to use a multicore processor though).

12-15-09, 10:38 AM
I just checked Task Manager in XP Mode. It only runs single core.

If you want more than one core supported, try VMware.