Results 1 to 4 of 4
I own a copy of 64 bit version of Vista but just found out I can't VM it (something beyond my tech skills tells me it's impossible). I haven't had ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
- 09-12-2010 #1
Own 64 Bit Windows, Can't VM It...Now What?
I own a copy of 64 bit version of Vista but just found out I can't VM it (something beyond my tech skills tells me it's impossible). I haven't had Windows on my system in years but I'm currently taking a ArcGIS class and I need it. Does this mean I can only dual boot? Is there some way to trick it to treat it like a 32 bit so I don't have to waste 40 gigs installing the OS?? Thanks allBodhi 1.3 & Bodhi 1.4 using E17
Dell Studio 17, Intel Graphics card, 4 gigs of RAM, E17
"The beauty in life can only be found by moving past the materialism which defines human nature and into the higher realm of thought and knowledge"
- 09-12-2010 #2
- 09-13-2010 #3
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
1. You need to be running a 64-bit OS to start with.
2. You need to enable the hardware xVT and other virtualization support in the BIOS.
3. You need a virtual machine manager that supports 64-bit clients on your hardware and software. I use Oracle/Sun's VirtualBox (proprietary, not open version). It allows 64-bit Windows systems to be installed in VMs very nicely, from XP-64bit to Vista to Win7, not to mention the server editions (2003 and 200.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
- 09-15-2010 #4
- Join Date
- Apr 2006
- Saint Paul, MN, USA / CentOS, Debian, Solaris, SuSE
The claim for VMWare Server is that it will run 64-bit OS guests in a 32-bit host if you have a 64-bit CPU. See about half-way down VMware Server FAQs, Free Virtualization Server Consolidation for the table.
I have been using VMWare Server 2 for a number of years. I use Debian as a host, and have about 20 guest OSs, Windows, Linux, BSD, but run only about 6 simultaneously. The ones for which I didn't spend much time before I gave up were Plan 9 and BeOS.
I think point 2) that Rubberman mentioned is a requirement. Although my CPU is 64-bit, and the OS is the 64-bit version, the CPU does not have the VT support (an older Xeon), so I cannot run 64-bit guests on my system. Perhaps your CPU is newer, and, if so, you may be in luck.
Best wishes and keep us posted ... cheers, drlWelcome - get the most out of the forum by reading forum basics and guidelines: click here.
90% of questions can be answered by using man pages, Quick Search, Advanced Search, Google search, Wikipedia.
We look forward to helping you with the challenge of the other 10%.
( Mn, 2.6.n, AMD-64 3000+, ASUS A8V Deluxe, 1 GB, SATA + IDE, Matrox G400 AGP )