What is VMX Unrestricted Guest?

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I have just installed Vmware Workstation 14 for testing.

When I try to load (start) a guest I get the following message:


This host does not support

virtualizing real mode. The Intel

“VMX Unrestricted Guest” feature is

necessery to run this virtual machine

on an Intel Processor.

Module ‘CPUIDEarly’ power on failed.

Failed to start the virtual mashine.


I’m runing a ThinkPad W701 with i7 CPU and Nvidia Quadro FX2800M graphiccard.

OS is Linux Mageia 6 with kernel 4.9.50


What to do?

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