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Windows 7: windows 7 in vmware at windows xp pro

23 Oct 2010   #1

Windows xp professional xp2, windows 7 ulitimate x64
 
 
windows 7 in vmware at windows xp pro

hi everyone... i'm new with vmware.. i'm running windows xp pro sp2... just wan't to ask if i can install windows 7 x64 in vmware workstation 7? i got this warning :

You have configured this virtual machine. to use a 64-bit guest operating system. However, 64-bit operation is not possible. This host does not support VT.

and when i continue the installation thie error appeared:

windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the porblem:

info: Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this cpu is not compatible witn 64-bit mode.


is this a configuration issue? is there anyone run the windows 7 x64 on win xp using vmware workstation 7? please help!

thank you and God bless to all..

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23 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In your specs, you listed a Dual Core 3.4 Ghz CPU. What specific CPU do you have? What specific motherboard do you have? If you do not know, you can use HWInfo32 from HWiNFO & HWiNFO32 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools to find out. If it is a Pentium D 8xx or 9x5 Series, then that will not work with 64-bit Guests as you would need to have Virtualization Technology support on the CPU and the Pentium D 8xx or 9x5 series does not have that. If it is another CPU, we'll have to verify to see if it supports this or not. Again, please list these and we should be able to determine if it's a case of the CPU not supporting it or the Motherboard's BIOS needing to be configured to allow VT.
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24 Oct 2010   #3

Windows xp professional xp2, windows 7 ulitimate x64
 
 

thanks Darician for the info... i have 965 and that's the problem... thank you again and God bless you.
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24 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Actually, the 965 assuming it is a Pentium Extreme Edition would support VT. However, at 3.4 Ghz, I'm assuming you have the 945 because the 965 is a 3.73 Ghz CPU; the 945 would not support VT though unfortunately.
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24 Oct 2010   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
Actually, the 965 assuming it is a Pentium Extreme Edition would support VT. However, at 3.4 Ghz, I'm assuming you have the 945 because the 965 is a 3.73 Ghz CPU; the 945 would not support VT though unfortunately.

Hi there
Some processors will actually run 64 bit although without VT support. This means that you CAN install Windows 7 X64 as a HOST OS but not as a GUEST VM under vmware. The 945 chipset will I believe support 64 bit operation even though Not VT enabled.

It *might* be possible to run Windows 7 X64 as a Guest OS on your system even without VT if you use Virtual Box.

Now I don't know Virtual Box so this might be incorrect info but check it out -- it's also a FREE download too and I believe it has improved significantly these days.

I've been using vmware too long to change however.

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Actually, you need VT to run any 64-bit guest in VMware Workstation/Player and also in VirtualBox. I believe back around version 5.5 of Workstation, there was experimental support to do it without VT however, it didn't work very well but now, it just plain won't launch. As far as VirtualBox, you definitely need VT otherwise, it will refuse to work.

As far as running a 64-bit OS natively (as a host), you can definitely do it but as far as 64-bit guests, you need to have Virtualization Technology on the CPU.
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24 Oct 2010   #7

Windows xp professional xp2, windows 7 ulitimate x64
 
 

thanks again for the info... my system works with 7 x64 as a host... it's just not VT compatible... God bless you both...
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