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Windows 7: XP 32 bit or 64 bit for Windows 7 64 bit

24 Feb 2010   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
slightly OT but the 64 / 32 bit thing depends on what GUEST you want to run (and how much memory you have in your system).


For example provided the VT feature is enabled on your computer vmware software allows you to run a 64 bit GUEST on a 32 Bit HOST

For example you can run a 64 Bit W7 GUEST VM on a Windows 32 bit XP HOST -- of course as the Host will only see around 3.2 GB RAM the number of Virtual machines and the amount of memory you can allocate to them will be limited.


I'm not sure about Virtual Box but Vmware unlike Virtual PC doesn't require the VT feature to be enabled to run Virtual Machines -- however without the VT feature enabled you can only run 32 bit guest VM's.

Cheers
jimbo




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24 Feb 2010   #12
at100plus

Windows 7
 
 

I decided to give Virtual Box a try since it's easy install and setup, much like VPC. So far it's great but I have 2 problems.

1. Device manager is showing yellow? on "Base System Device"
I'm guessing that's my chipset. Dell/Support chipset for Win XP doesnt seem to want to load on the Virtual Box

2. I have 2 slave physical storage drives that aren't showing up. I need that storage for my DVR (Note I installed the VPC on a separate 20G allocated partition on the same physical drive as my Win7 OS
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24 Feb 2010   #13
at100plus

Windows 7
 
 

Found this on Virtual Box user manual:



Warning: The entire SATA controller and the virtual disks attached to it (including
those in IDE compatibility mode) will not be seen by operating systems
that do not have device support for AHCI. In particular, there is no support
for AHCI in Windows before Windows Vista, so Windows XP (even SP2)
will not see such disks unless you install additional drivers. We therefore do
not recommend installing operating systems on SATA disks at this time.

Guess I need to try VMWare because I need to access those slave storage drives.

What's the easiest version of VMWare to setup and is there a free version or are they all trials? I'm not looking for a fancy VPC, just one that will run XP32 bit so I can pick up the dam driver for my DVR card.
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24 Feb 2010   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
download vmware player 3.01 -- FREE

Cheers
jimbo
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02 Mar 2010   #15
at100plus

Windows 7
 
 

Yea tried VMware Player too. It was even worse, it had the option to add the slave drives but it didn't work, and VMWare wouldn't see my DVR Camera hardware at all, Virtual box did but it wouldn't install...
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02 Mar 2010   #16
johnm32073

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit /Dual Boot vista 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

You need to adjust the memory on XP mode
I have 4 gigs under win7 but in virtual machine windows 7 only has 512 allocated to virtual machine
In VM go up top to tools click setting to check yours. You have to have XPM in full screen to get the tool bar
It will be 3 options Action USB and tools tools is what you need Tools ,,,setting
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