I'm not planning on doing any mods to make it virtualize. It just really threw me for a loop, because I own another dual core computer from the same time period, and it can virtualize 64 bit. Also my little newer i3 laptop can too. I feel into believing that all my computers could do it. Also when I looked up this computer on google and startpage, I found some interesting results. Sounded like there is some Dell models that locks the user out of some of the advanced bios stuff. And the only way to get into those features is to download a program that runs on windows. I don't think that is the case for this computer, but according to the intel website this intel chip does not have virtualization. So there's that.
These computer part manufactures always throw me into mental loops because they make so many different variables of the same basic things. Just about the time I think I know something they do something to make sure I don't! LOL