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Windows 7: 64 bit Host 32 bit guest - How to do?

05 Nov 2010   #1
twiztdlove17

windows 7 home preminum 64-bit
 
 
64 bit Host 32 bit guest - How to do?

how would u keep 64 bit as your host and create 32 bit as your guest. can somebody break down the steps to doing this.


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05 Nov 2010   #2
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twiztdlove17 View Post
how would u keep 64 bit as your host and create 32 bit as your guest. can somebody break down the steps to doing this.
A virtual machine uses and works with its own emulated hardware. Everything is emulated, from BIOS to sound and video controllers.

This emulated hardware platform is what we call a virtual machine. Running a virtual machine with its own emulated hardware profile and operating system, it is as if it was a separate computer, not just something running on your desktop.

Because of this, a completely emulated and simulated hardware profile, it's not only possible to run 32-bit guest on 64-bit host, but it's also possible to run 64-bit guest on 32-bit host on virtual machines running on VirtualBox and VMware. Windows Virtual PC can at the moment only emulate x86, 32-bit processor architecture.

More:
Virtual machine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Windows Virtual PC: Home Page
VirtualBox
VMware Player: Run Windows 7, Chrome OS - Free Download for a Virtual PC

Here 32-bit openSUSE Linux and 32-bit Vista Ultimate running on VirtualBox machines on my Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit dual display desktop:

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Kari


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05 Nov 2010   #3
twiztdlove17

windows 7 home preminum 64-bit
 
 

ok. i already downloaded the virtualbox on to my desktop. on there do i add another type of windows 7 i would like to create? i also tried the windows virtual pc and it tells me that my computer is compatiable to use because its a home preminum os. do i need to upgrade?
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05 Nov 2010   #4
Kari

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This article shows how to install Ubuntu Linux on VirtualBox. Just follow the steps mentioned, using Windows ISO-image or DVD instead of Ubuntu. The principle to install an OS to a virtual machine is same.

Virtual PC and XP Mode need Seven Professional or better.

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