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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 X64 on WMWARE & VIRTUAL PC

12 Apr 2009   #1

vista
 
 
Installing Windows 7 X64 on WMWARE & VIRTUAL PC

I installed x86 versions of windows 7 on wmware and virtual pc. Today i tried to install x64 version and it and i get error on both of them
You can see picture from here


I used x64 version of virtual pc too but same error. Is there someone that installed windows 7 x64 on this softwares ?

Note: I installed vista x64 on wmware and virtual pc.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Apr 2009   #2

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

Some notes here

1) Just because you have a 64 bit capable machine doesn't mean that you can run a 64 bit Guest VM.

2) You need to enable the Virtualisation in the BIOS if possible

These CPU's show that whilst 64 bit operation is possible VT technology (necessary for running a 64 bit Guest Virtual Machine) isn't always available

Intel® Core™2 Duo processor numbers

To check whether your machine is capable of running a 64 bit Guest VM download the free utility from VMWARE


Drivers & Tools - VMware

BTW if your CPU CAN run a 64 bit guest OS you can of course run a 64 bit guest from X-86 Host so you don't have to install a 64 bit OS first. I actually tried running a guest X-64 bit Windows 7 installation from XP PRO.

Note that the host will see a max of 4GB RAM in this case (running on a 32 Bit Host OS) so your Virtual Machine will have to be adjusted accordingly).

Hope this helps

Cheers
jimbo
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12 Apr 2009   #3

 

FWIW - VirtualBox has the ability to run 64bit guests in 32bit Hosts as long as your HW supports 64bt OSs and Virtualization extensions.

Also, Since you say you loaded Vista 64bit, I'd say your computer can support it (not to mention that you used the 64bit version of VPC...) however, I found out that older nVidia nForce drivers were causing me to lose Virtualization extensions even though the BIOS had them enabled - when I upgrade to 15.xx from the 9.64 series of tools all of a sudden I was able to install 64bit OSs - go figure.

If you are still running the 700 build (and from now on, please do 2 things for us when requesting help:
  • fill in your system specs
  • note the exact build, architecture and any error codes you might have encountered
) then you should probably update to the latest 15.25 drivers (15.26 if you're on a laptop) and see if that helps (assuming of course that you are using an nForce based motherboard)
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12 Apr 2009   #4

vista
 
 

I checked my processor
http://download3.vmware.com/software....0.0-45731.exe
It says that my processor is capable for vsualation.
I'm checking bios, i couldn't see a place on bios about visiulation(maybe i must update my bios until i bought it i didn't update it).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Some notes here

1) Just because you have a 64 bit capable machine doesn't mean that you can run a 64 bit Guest VM.

2) You need to enable the Virtualisation in the BIOS if possible

These CPU's show that whilst 64 bit operation is possible VT technology (necessary for running a 64 bit Guest Virtual Machine) isn't always available

Intel® Core™2 Duo processor numbers

To check whether your machine is capable of running a 64 bit Guest VM download the free utility from VMWARE


Drivers & Tools - VMware

BTW if your CPU CAN run a 64 bit guest OS you can of course run a 64 bit guest from X-86 Host so you don't have to install a 64 bit OS first. I actually tried running a guest X-64 bit Windows 7 installation from XP PRO.

Note that the host will see a max of 4GB RAM in this case (running on a 32 Bit Host OS) so your Virtual Machine will have to be adjusted accordingly).

Hope this helps

Cheers
jimbo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2009   #5

 

No, try this one instead - it is a bootable .ISO that you use to reboot that will tell you *specifically* if Virtualization extensions are enabled or not.

vt.zip

Burn this to a CD (use a CD-RW if you're concerned about 'wasting' a disc - I personally used a CD-R b/c I know that I will use this utility over and over again) and then reboot your machine off of it. Try it in different configurations, as in a warm reboot, a cold reboot, and a shutdown and cold boot - and see what it says each time.

My machine would say yes on cold boots, but on warm reboots it would say no....


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12 Apr 2009   #6

vista
 
 

Now i'm runnig vista ultimate x64 . I have nvidia card as you told . I don't want to lose time with too many things like that for now. I have just wanted to know if there is a quick solution.
So i will wait for RC1 of windows 7 and i will install it directly to computer

Thanks for your suggestions

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
FWIW - VirtualBox has the ability to run 64bit guests in 32bit Hosts as long as your HW supports 64bt OSs and Virtualization extensions.

Also, Since you say you loaded Vista 64bit, I'd say your computer can support it (not to mention that you used the 64bit version of VPC...) however, I found out that older nVidia nForce drivers were causing me to lose Virtualization extensions even though the BIOS had them enabled - when I upgrade to 15.xx from the 9.64 series of tools all of a sudden I was able to install 64bit OSs - go figure.

If you are still running the 700 build (and from now on, please do 2 things for us when requesting help:
  • fill in your system specs
  • note the exact build, architecture and any error codes you might have encountered
) then you should probably update to the latest 15.25 drivers (15.26 if you're on a laptop) and see if that helps (assuming of course that you are using an nForce based motherboard)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2009   #7

 

lol - dude, that file is 500K - yes, 500K, less than 1 MB - it will take all of 10 seconds to burn. Including time to reboot, and check with the ISO, supposing at 5 minutes per test, plus a 30 second cool down between the 2 tests (cold reboot and cold start) all told it will take you a grand total of no more than 30 minutes of your time.

And it is not nVidia *graphics* cards but nVidia nForce-based *motherboards* that were having the issue on my end.
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