Cannot run Windows Server 2008 R2 with VirtualPC

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Rich Turiel, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Rich Turiel

    Rich Turiel Guest

    I've installed Windows7 64bit (Enterprise) on my AMD Athlon 64 System.
    After all automatical Updates, I've installed the VirtualPC 6.1.7600.

    I created a new Virtual machine:
    Windows Server 2008, an own VHD, 1 GB RAM...

    When I try to install "Windows Server 2008 R2 (64bit)", the setup
    interrupts with this errormessage:
    "Attemping to load a 64-bit application, however this CPU is not
    compatible with 64-bit mode"

    Is it not possible to run a 64bit-OS with VirtualPC on Windows7?
    Rich Turiel, Jan 13, 2012
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  2. Rich Turiel

    MikeD Guest

    No. Virtual PC can only run 16 or 32 bit operating systems (and even 16 bit
    OS is no longer officially supported). Virtual PC itself is a 32 bit app.
    The 64 bit "version" of it merely means that it includes the 64 bit drivers
    for VPC to work on 64 bit host operating systems.

    You should be able to install the 32 bit version of Windows Server 2008 (of
    course, this can't be R2 so if you really need R2, this isn't an option).

    Another option would be to use a different virtual machine technology that
    does support a 64 bit guest OS (assuming any at all do; I don't know).

    MikeD, Jan 13, 2012
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