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Windows 7: 64 Bit Win 7 Ultimate Install Not Possible?


24 Sep 2009   #1

Win 7
 
 
64 Bit Win 7 Ultimate Install Not Possible?

I have a 64 Bit Win 7 Ultimate host running. Downloaded the Microsoft Virtual PC 64 Bit.
Created a Win 7 32 Bit OS Virtual Machine. Work great.

Now I am also trying to create a 64 Bit Win 7 Virtual Machine and as soon as the OS Setup Starts, I get the error that it is not possible as I am trying to install a 64 Bit OS on a 32 Bit only capable machine. What is this????

Is it not possible or I am doing something wrong???
Thx


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25 Sep 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ZZingy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but Windows Virtual PC only supports a 32-bit guest (VM) OS not a 64-bit OS. It will support a 32-bit or 64-bit host (your Windows 7) OS only.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Sep 2009   #3

Win 7
 
 

Thanks Brink. That sucks. Will VMWare of VirtualBox support it??
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25 Sep 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It seems like they both may, but I have not tried it.

Supported Guest Operating Systems

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VBox_vs_Others - VirtualBox
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25 Sep 2009   #5

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

Hi all

Don't know about Virtual Box but the vmware products WILL allow you to run a 64 bit guest OS from a 32 bit host so long as the virtualisation is enabled in the BIOS.

When the first Windows 7 X-64 BETA came out (many many moons ago now) I initially ran this on a VM with a host Win XP system.

Cheers
jimbo
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