Windows CPU appears to be too old - no virtualization

Ran download installer
Failed during 2nd step, Host Setup
Dialog popped up about an error.
Local-by-flywheel log file showed same error.
Uninstalled Oracle Virtual Box and Local-by-Flywheel
Ran the installer again.
This time it completed w/o error.
Ran Local-by-flywheel
Stayed in Checking system phase of startup and then just quit
VirtualBox is running
local-by-flywheel virtual machine is running
Ran the Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager
VM named local-by-flywheel is configured, paused
Clicked Show
Got this error dialog: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Your 64-bit guest will fail to detect a 64-bit CPU and will not be able to boot.

My system
Win 7 Home Premium SP 1 64 bit
Pentium B960 CPU

B960 does not support virtualization!!

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Hi Steve,

Did you try enabling VT-x/VT-d in your BIOS? See [Windows] Help! I'm getting a BIOS error about VT-X/AMD-v during installation

That is not an option in my BIOS.

The machine is pretty old, 8 years maybe. The Pentium architecture in B960 does not support 64-bit virtualization, even though it is a 64-bit CPU. (Apparently, it does support 32-bit virtualization.) I found out all this by reading up on the B960 on the Internet.

I just download and installed Local on a slightly newer machine with an i3 CPU and it has not problem. I so I am switching to that machine to do development.

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Interesting, thanks for the heads up!