Windows XP -x64 edition as a guest operating system

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by anagrammer, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. anagrammer

    anagrammer Guest

    From a Google search it appears that Windows XP-x64 edition will not be
    supported as a guest OS by Virtual PC or Virtual Server.

    Can anyone confirm this info? If this is in fact the case, can someone
    suggest an alternative.


    anagrammer, Apr 13, 2006
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  2. You need VMware for that.
    Norman Diamond, Apr 13, 2006
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  3. anagrammer

    Robert Comer Guest

    Virtual PC and Virtual Server do not run 64-bit guests.
    Robert Comer, Apr 13, 2006
  4. anagrammer

    JackM Guest

    Be advised that certain CPUs will not support x64 as guest with vmware.
    There is a check program on the vmware site to download and check your
    computer. It is supposed to eliminate 'older' cpu;s, but my FX-55 clawhammer
    is not qualified. Before you spend money on vmware workatation, download
    vmware server - its free. For completeness sake, MS Virtual PC with not run
    at present on x64 host.
    JackM, Apr 14, 2006
  5. David Wang [Msft], Apr 14, 2006
  6. anagrammer

    Dave English Guest

    Indeed, steppings of AMD are very involved. (I have VMware x64 working
    on a very cheap Sempron).
    Or indeed VMplayer (also free) may be closer in functionality for you to
    Virtual PC.

    If you think that you need the sophistication of VMware Workstation,
    then there is a free 90-day eval.
    Dave English, Apr 14, 2006
  7. The main feature than VMPlayer doesn't have is creating new virtual
    machines - you have to create them on VMWare Workstation or ACE and then
    copy them to the machine with VMPlayer. For a lot of people, though,
    they create a virtual machine a couple of times a year at most, but use
    them every day. The easy way to do this is to get a copy of Workstation
    or ACE for your whole organisation and then get the person with that to
    create a VM for you when you need a new one.
    Richard Gadsden, Apr 18, 2006
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