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Windows 7: Microsoft Virtual PC

08 Jun 2010   #11
Kari

 

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This question has been bugging me for a while...are Windows Virtual PC or WMWare Player x64 programs? I know VirtualBox is x86.
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What difference do you feel it would make? It's hard to imagine wanting to allocate more then 4 gigs of ram to a virtual machine
I believe the question was not if the virtual machines are or can be 64-bit. Instead, the question was if the virtualization applications, platforms, are x86 or x64. As such, the question is IMO valid.

If I understood the question wrong, thus giving the wrong answer earlier, let's try again: You can not run 64-bit OS's on Virtual PC, but both VMWare and VirtualBox allow it (Can I run 64-bit VM guests on a 32-bit host? - Server Fault and Creating New VM, CPU not 64 bit error).

I can think of several reasonable scenarios to run a 64-bit guest, which has been allocated 4GB+ RAM.

Kari


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08 Jun 2010   #12
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
This question has been bugging me for a while...are Windows Virtual PC or WMWare Player x64 programs? I know VirtualBox is x86.
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What difference do you feel it would make? It's hard to imagine wanting to allocate more then 4 gigs of ram to a virtual machine
I believe the question was not if the virtual machines are or can be 64-bit. Instead, the question was if the virtualization applications, platforms, are x86 or x64. As such, the question is IMO valid.

If I understood the question wrong, thus giving the wrong answer earlier, let's try again: You can not run 64-bit OS's on Virtual PC, but both VMWare and VirtualBox allow it (Can I run 64-bit VM guests on a 32-bit host? - Server Fault and Creating New VM, CPU not 64 bit error).

I can think of several reasonable scenarios to run a 64-bit guest, which has been allocated 4GB+ RAM.

Kari
Just as an observation; Virtual Box has had a few problems with 64bit OSs at the moment, mostly due to installation issues and virtual processor architecture, so it's worth checking to see if the bugs have been zapped yet.

Oli
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08 Jun 2010   #13
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I believe the question was not if the virtual machines are or can be 64-bit. Instead, the question was if the virtualization applications, platforms, are x86 or x64. As such, the question is IMO valid.

If I understood the question wrong, thus giving the wrong answer earlier, let's try again: You can not run 64-bit OS's on Virtual PC, but both VMWare and VirtualBox allow it (Can I run 64-bit VM guests on a 32-bit host? - Server Fault and Creating New VM, CPU not 64 bit error).

I can think of several reasonable scenarios to run a 64-bit guest, which has been allocated 4GB+ RAM.

Kari
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I didn't mean to imply that the OP's question was invalid. I would be interested to hear about the scenarios where it would be desirable to run a 64bit guest VM with 4+ gigs of ram. And thanks for the link which talks about running a 64bit guest VM on a 32bit Host. I would not have thought it possible.
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