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Installing x64 OS with 32 bit guest

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by madman045, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. madman045

    madman045 Kilobyte Poster Premium Member

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    I would like to know if I have a 64bit cpu, but only running XP Pro 32bit, can i install 64 bit clients in vmware?

    I have vmware beta 6 and I have been invited to beta Centro, but for the testing i need three x64 machines and 2 clients and was thinking vmware would be indeal and another 2gb ram!!

    Thanks
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    Hi mate
    unfortunatly if the host OS is 32bit this will not work :(
    you need a x64 chip with intel VT extensions (Core 2 Duo, not sure about Pentium D) or an Athlon X2, 64 or some other AMD chip)
    the Host OS has to be 64 bit (Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64 or Windows Vista x64)

    For testing tho
    why not throw in another hard drive and dual boot to Vista x64
    im sure you can get a trial of it, and it can be used for a bit without activation
    if you cant get a long enough trial of vista x64 im sure Windows Server 2003 trial is 180 days
     
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    madman045 Kilobyte Poster Premium Member

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    Hi Ryan,

    I did wonder, but thanks for confirming that.

    I do have XP64 and i'm just building my new pc of which its an AMD X4400 and 2GB ram, so i guess i could use it, just means finding x64 drivers for my hardware, one pain being my X-Fi

    Think I will complete the survey then and get cracking tonight as I was up till 3:30am last night lol

    Andy
     
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    Thats why i suggested Vista
    Driver support is likely to be much higher for it than XP x64
    I have x64 drivers for my X-Fi, my Graphics card, my monitors and pretty much everything else in Vista x64 already!
     
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    True, but I don't have Vista 64, only Vista Business 32bit

    We only have the Action Pack at work, although I trying to get either the Technet or MSDN subscription, its justifying it to the boss though :(

    Which version are you running then?

    As I like to play games as well as use vmware, would Home Premium be enough, or would i need to shell out for the ultimate ed?

    Thanks

    Andy
     
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    I was under the impresion that business copies were not architecture specific, oh well! (I know retail ones are not) but OEM ones obviously are architecture specific!

    Perhaps it depends on your enterprise agreement :)

    Vista premium would be fine mate, from what i recall it has no virtualisation restrictions on it, i'd have to check my sales kit at the office though

    I have Ultimate on one PC
    and Vista Business x64 on my primary workstation (which I play games on)
    its a Core 2 Duo with 4GB ram and it runs Supreme Commander, LOTR Online Beta, World of Warcraft and Battlefield 2142 all fine (although I get some Punkbuster glitches with BF2142, thats vista specific though I heard)
     
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