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NX Mode

  1. #1

    Posts : 9
    Windows 7

    NX Mode

    How can I determine if NX mode is supported by my AMI V4.1 BIOS?

    I tried CoreInfo but when I run it the CMD window comes up but immediately disappears so I can't read it.

    I have looked in my BIOS but cannot find any reference to NX. Does that mean it cannot be enabled by Windows 8?

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    Windows 8 as nothing to do with the No-Execute Memory Protection ( nx ) been not find in the bios
    Last edited by area 66; 23 Nov 2012 at 21:43.
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  3. #3

    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Windows 8 as nothing to do with the No-Execute Memory Protection ( nx ) in the bios

    PAE/NX/SSE2 Support Requirement Guide for Windows 8
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  4. #4

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    Yes really, the fact the OP can find the NX setup in the bios as nothing to do with Windows 8, it's a BIOS setting not a OS setting, may be I was not clear in my reply, I will edit it . the oP just give us a BIOS name and version, I need to know the exact motherboard to help

    on Intel it's Execute Disable bit ( XD ) so you have to look for that ... it's ARM CPU that use eXecute Never ( NX )

    if I know what model of motherboard, I can explain exactly where to find the XD
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  5. #5

    Yeah, Windows 8 wants NX, but it is enabled (or not) only by a BIOS setting.

    I know little about it but you may find better information by searching under DEP (data execution prevention).
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  6. #6

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    Windows 7

    @area 66
    the fact the OP can find the NX setup in the bios as nothing to do with Windows 8
    I assume you meant "the fact the OP canNOT find the NX setup in the bios as nothing to do with Windows 8."
    I didn't say it did, but as pointed out, if Windows 8 cannot set it to "ON" then the installation fails.

    You asked for the motherboard model. It is:
    Micro-Star Int'l - G31TM-P21 (MS 7529)
    Not that it matters, but the CPU is Intel E6300.

    I look forward to hearing what you can find.
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  7. #7

    I see nothing about the setting in the downloadable manual for the board.

    The e6300 CPU supports what Intel refers to as the Execute Disable Bit:

    ARK | Intel® Pentium® Processor E6300 (2M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

    I'd expect it to be on by default, but it would be comforting to find a BIOS setting for it.
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  8. #8

    I was suprised to be able install Win8 on my ancient (7 year old) Dell Latitude D510 what with the PAE/NX/SSE2 requirement but the installer didn't hiccup on me, unlike when i tried to install the Consumer Preview on a desktop computer built in 2005. It wouldn't install no how, no way!
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  9. #9

    Try running:-

    Works for me....
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  10. #10

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    Windows 7

    Thanks MadHorseman.
    So, once again Steve Gibson comes through for us.

    After SecurAble reported NO for Hardware D.E.P. I read his instructions and had a better idea of what to look for in the BIOS.
    I found "Execute Bit Support" under "CPU Feature". It was Disabled. I set it to Enabled and rebooted. I ran SecureAble again and it reported YES for Hardware D.E.P.

    So this computer is capable of running Windows 8.
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