Quote: Originally Posted by twiztdlove17
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: