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(2007-12-12) x64 Guest On x86 Host

Posted by Jorge on 2007-12-12


As some of you might know I love VMWare Workstation. I have been using it for ages now. The coolest feature I like are the multiple snapshots I’m able to create. No matter what conference/seminar I go to or speak at it is always VMWare Workstation. Right now I’m using version 6.x

A while ago I got a new laptop (wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiddddddddddddddeeeeeeeeeee screen) which was x64 enabled. So I started with x64 Vista. After a presentation about RODCs I gave where Powerpoint kept killing itself over and over again, I decided to go back to x86 Vista. My first reason to install x64 Vista was the ability to run x64 VM guests. I decided I preferred to have a more stable environment than being able to install x64 VM guests. Today while installing a new W2K8 RC1 (November 2007) I mistakenly used the x64 ISO instead of the x86 ISO. It installed correctly! I always thought that to install x64 VM guests you needed to have x64 enabled HW and a x64 host. Well, I guess not! You can see it below I’m using a x86 host OS and a x64 guest OS. However, I must say the virtualization ship in BIOS is enabled. Not sure if it is because of that or not. At the moment I don’t even care, because it just works!😉

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Cheers,
Jorge
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One Response to “(2007-12-12) x64 Guest On x86 Host”

  1. Yes, definitely good to be able to run x64 guests on an  x86 host!  Some more info on this topic, including how to enable VT in the BIOS, in my recent blog posting:  
    http://www.open-a-socket.com/?p=23

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