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I have a Dell Latitude laptop E6530 with Win 7 Enterprise 64-bit with virtualization support enabled. I do not have TPM enabled. I've installed VirtualBox 4.3.6. When I try to install Ubuntu 13.10 desktop 64-bit I get this error:

This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. 
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.

Virtualization is working on this hardware and host OS because I use the HAX hardware accelerator for Android emulation on it.

Will enabling TPM solve this problem, or do I need another Linux distro?

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marked as duplicate by Takkat, Eric Carvalho, karel, Avinash Raj, BuZZ-dEE Feb 9 '14 at 12:17

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The problem was that in the VirtualBox settings I had to tell it that I was installing Ubuntu (64 bit) instead of just Ubuntu.

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Even if you solved your own question, you should mark it as "solved" so other people with the same problem can find the answer easily. –  darent Feb 8 '14 at 21:19

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