64bit platform, 32bit OS, 64bit virtual?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by gary, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. gary

    gary Guest

    Hi, I have a 64bit PC with a 32bit XP Pro OS. I was wondering if I installed
    a 64bit beta version of vista as virtal machine, would it run as 64 or
    32bit?...TIA
     
    gary, Oct 22, 2006
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    Toby Broom Guest

    you can't install the 64 bit one on 32bit windows.

    You need a 64 bit OS to run the 64 bit version
     
    Toby Broom, Oct 22, 2006
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    Robert Comer Guest

    Virtual PC 2004 (or 2007) do not support 64-bit guests, no matter what the
    host is. VMWare has some support for doing it, but it depends on your
    processor.
     
    Robert Comer, Oct 22, 2006
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  4. gary

    gary Guest

    I have Bios with virtualization technology and Cor 2 Duo E6600 and will use
    VMware, will that work?
     
    gary, Oct 22, 2006
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  5. gary

    Toby Broom Guest

    Should do, I still think you need a 64bit OS to have a 64 bit guest?
     
    Toby Broom, Oct 22, 2006
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    Robert Comer Guest

    I have Bios with virtualization technology and Cor 2 Duo E6600 and will use
    I don't know for sure, you should ask in the VMWare support forums.
     
    Robert Comer, Oct 22, 2006
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    Steve Jain Guest

    No you don't. As long as you have the necessary 64-bit CPU, you can
    run a 32-bit OS and have 64bit VMs with VMWare.
    A better place to discuss this would be:
    http://www.vmware.com/community/index.jspa
     
    Steve Jain, Oct 22, 2006
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  8. It is possible to run a 64bit guest in a vm on a 32bit host. I believe
    VMWare allows this. However, it can't be done with VPC because VPC does not
    support it.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Oct 23, 2006
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  9. Check in the VMWare forums.

     
    Colin Barnhorst, Oct 23, 2006
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