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Windows 7: Problems using Windows Virtual PC with x64 installs

09 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Problems using Windows Virtual PC with x64 installs


Iam using Windows Virtual PC which was a 64-Bit version I installed, I got XP Home 32-Bit installed via it perfectly and tried to install Windows 8 x64 AND THEN Windows 8.1 x64 but on both I got the BSOD (in the Virtual Machine) almost straight away saying 64-bit CPU is not supported?

ive read this may be due to not having VTx but I do as my CPU is a 3470 (Ivy Bridge) and SIW says its enabled as does BIOS

Iam testing some Windows ISO's to check to make sure they are OEM and ask for product key during install but also to diagnose a WSUS Offline issue in windows 8 that reverses all updates right at the end saying there was a problem, the software creator needs a log and I aint got time at work.

can anyone help with this or advise of better virtual machine software (noob)


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09 Apr 2014   #2

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Windows Virtual PC only supports 32 bit guests. The fact that you must install x64 VPC to x64 systems does not change this; VPC x64 means the architecture it needs to run, not what guests it can support.

To put it simple: On Windows 7 x64 you need to use Virtual PC x64, which can only run X86 guests.

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10 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 there any other way of doing this? ive heard of this easy to use?
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10 Apr 2014   #4

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
Download VMPLAYER - it's very easy to use and is FREE - and you can run almost ANY OS a guest .

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