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Windows 7: is there a way to increase the number of processors?

09 Apr 2014   #1
ferdienandp

Win7Pro 64bit
 
 
is there a way to increase the number of processors?

If i want to make the VM in 2 x processors, how would i be able to do that?


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10 Apr 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Please explain in more detail.
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11 Apr 2014   #3
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Yes there is. It is in the settings for whatever method you are using for virtualizing. Tell us what you are using..Virtual Box, VMWare etc and we can help you.
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11 Apr 2014   #4
jimbo45

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

Hi there
When setting up the VM use the Configuration -- here's an example from VMWARE -- processors can be set from 1 - 4 I think.

In general though there isn't much advantage in setting a VM to use more than one processor - at least if it's a "Home user" type VM.

Depends on what you want the VM to do -- setting the number of processors to > 1 merely reduces the available resources the HOST has for very little gain.

Running specialized VM's which have a load of concurrent users is a different issue - I'm assuming here that you are running a VM on a laptop / desktop machine and not setting up an Enterprise type "VDI -- Virtual Desktop Infrastructure).

The BEST performance you can get for a VM will be if the VM is on an SSD - this will really speed up response time even on older systems.

Cheers
jimbo


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