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VMware defaults to 32 bit on 64 bit system

Discussion in 'Software' started by nugget, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I've just installed VMWare Workstation 8 on my home system which is running a 64 bit version of Windows 7. When installing VMWare workstation it defaults to a 32 bit installation without any chance to change which version you want. I've noticed this happening since VMWare stopped the separate 32 and 64 bit versions and just provide the 'all in one' installer.

    Anyone else noticed the same and found a way around it?
     
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    Hi mate,

    Found the below on VMware's website:-

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    Thanks, I found that one too. As I understand it (which is not much) the 64 bit version is installed, just with the program interface being 32 bit. Seems rather complicated and unnecessary to me.
     
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    Yep that's as I understand it too.

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