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Windows 7: Is XP capable of vitalization

27 Jan 2011   #1
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Is XP capable of vitalization

If a person has Windows XP on his computer, can he install VMware and put Windows 7 on it as the guest operating system?


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27 Jan 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, no problems with that at all.
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30 Jan 2011   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Actually provided you have the Virtualisation feature enabled in your BIOS you can even run a W7 64 Bit GUEST VM on XP. You can run a W7 32 bit Guest without this feature enabled of course.

The only limitation here of course is that as your HOST (XP) machine can only see a MAX of 4GB RAM you won't be able to use much more than about 2.75 GB in practice for your W7 Guest.

It surprises people actually whan they see a W7 64 BIT GUEST VM running on an XP host.

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Jan 2011   #4
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Actually provided you have the Virtualisation feature enabled in your BIOS you can even run a W7 64 Bit GUEST VM on XP. You can run a W7 32 bit Guest without this feature enabled of course.

The only limitation here of course is that as your HOST (XP) machine can only see a MAX of 4GB RAM you won't be able to use much more than about 2.75 GB in practice for your W7 Guest.

It surprises people actually whan they see a W7 64 BIT GUEST VM running on an XP host.

Cheers
jimbo
Am I understanding you right, that even if the BIOS isn't enabled for virtualisation, you can run a WIN 7 32 bit?
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30 Jan 2011   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Actually provided you have the Virtualisation feature enabled in your BIOS you can even run a W7 64 Bit GUEST VM on XP. You can run a W7 32 bit Guest without this feature enabled of course.

The only limitation here of course is that as your HOST (XP) machine can only see a MAX of 4GB RAM you won't be able to use much more than about 2.75 GB in practice for your W7 Guest.

It surprises people actually whan they see a W7 64 BIT GUEST VM running on an XP host.

Cheers
jimbo
Am I understanding you right, that even if the BIOS isn't enabled for virtualisation, you can run a WIN 7 32 bit?
Hi there
it SHOULD work with VBOX / VMWARE in general. I don't know about MS's Virtual PC software of course.

Vmware workstation has been around for a very long time -- long before "Virtualistion" additions were added to the processing chips and BIOS sets.

I would imagine your XP PC should have NO trouble running vmware / virtual box and being able to bring up a W7 x-86 Virtual Machine.

Cheers
jimbo
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