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Windows 7: VirtualBox doesn't show 64-bit on my Windows 7 64-bit machine.

04 Mar 2018   #1
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
VirtualBox doesn't show 64-bit on my Windows 7 64-bit machine.

Good evening,

Does anyone know why VirtualBox doesn't show 64-bit on the drop down list on my Windows 7 64-bit machine please?

I Googled it and they said about enabling a virtulisation in the BIOS settings but mine doesn't have that.

It also doesn't have a Hyper-V option in the Windows Programs & Features.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT:
My machine is about a years old!


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04 Mar 2018   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Your CPU does not support virtualization and that is why it does not appear in the BIOS. VirtualBox requires VT-x to run a 64 bit client OS, even when the host is 64 bits.

https://ark.intel.com/products/50176...Cache-2_13-GHz

Edit: Hyper-v is not supported in Windows 7.
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05 Mar 2018   #3
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the repy LMiller7,

That's a shame because I managed to integrate updates (Windows 7 for a more up to date ISO installation) using DISM and wanted to test out the results in a VM.
Can you recommend another VM that is free and will run on my system please?

Would Microsoft Virtual PC do the job?

Thanks in advance.
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05 Mar 2018   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

VirtualBox, VMWare, and VirtualPC are all free but none will support a 64 bit client without virtualization. VirtualPC supports 32 bit clients only, even with a 64 bit host and virtualization.
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05 Mar 2018   #5
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the repy LMiller7,

OK, that leaves me up the creek without a paddle then so to speak.
I will have to LIVE test it somehow.

Thanks again, it is appreciated.
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12 Mar 2018   #6
greenfairy

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Does anyone know why VirtualBox doesn't show 64-bit on the drop down list on my Windows 7 64-bit machine please ?

I checked the vitrualization technology option in bios

but I do not have the Hyper-V option in Windows programs and features.


virtualbox virtualization worked perfectly on my pc until a few months ago !


(sorry my english is so bad, i'm french )

thanks
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12 Mar 2018   #7
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi greenfairy, welcome to the forums.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
Does anyone know why VirtualBox doesn't show 64-bit on the drop down list on my Windows 7 64-bit machine please?
I checked the vitrualization technology option in bios and I do not have the Hyper-V option.
Virtualbox virtualization worked perfectly on my pc until a few months ago!
As LMiller7 pointed out in post #2 your CPU does not support virtualization and that is the reason it doesn't appear in your BIOS. VirtualBox requires VT-x to run a 64-bit client OS. Also, Hyper-v is not supported in any version of Windows 7.

It probably worked a few months ago because you were using a 32-bit version, which IS supported.

I hope this helps!
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12 Mar 2018   #8
greenfairy

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

so how can I use a 64 bit ubuntu with VMware on this machine if virtualization does not work? :)
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12 Mar 2018   #9
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
so how can I use a 64 bit ubuntu with VMware on this machine if virtualization does not work? :)
As mentioned in previous posts in this thread - You can't.
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12 Mar 2018   #10
greenfairy

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

it works with VMware! I have a 64-bit ubuntu virtualization that runs on this machine with VMware!
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