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Windows 7: 64 Bit guests on a 32 Bit OS e.g W2K


27 Jan 2010   #1

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64 Bit guests on a 32 Bit OS e.g W2K

Hi there
If you are already aware of this then please skip - but this post is addressed primarily to people who don't know this.

If you want to test a 64 bit OS as a virtual machine you CAN do this even on a 32 bit OS such as XP, or W2K

You will need to enable the VT feature in the hardware (BIOS) if you use vmware.

This means that even if you are running XP as your main OS you CAN test Windows 7 X-64 as a virtual machine.

Note of course that XP will only "See" around 3.5GB RAM max so your Guest VM shouldn't have much more than 2GB allocated to it -- although you can do a lot with a 2 GB Virtual machine.

So even you guys running XP, Windows 7 X-32, or even Windows 2000 can still try Windows 7 X-64 as a Virtual machine if you are considering trying the 64 bit OS.

Actually Windows 7 X-64 works fine as a guest OS on W2K server - very fast OS although old now of course.

Cheers
jimbo


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