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08-03-2011, 01:45 PM
Hi Guys, did a quick search and can't find anyone having posted this yet - there is a bios setting for hardware virtualization enabled - I would like to run some virtual machines as I'm studying for an MCITP and playing with the OSes would be helpful. Thing is 2008R2 is 64 bit only and I ran a quick readiness test tool which told me my hardware wouldn't support 64 bit guest OSes...can anyone confirm or deny this?
08-03-2011, 02:01 PM
Yes, there is a bios setting that enables/disables CPU hardware virtualization instructions. It is enabled by default.
-> advanced -> cpu configuration -> svm should be enabled
08-12-2011, 02:43 PM
I have checked and SVM is enabled however when trying to run a 64bit Guest OS in Vmware workstation I get the error that the cpu doesn't support 64bit OSes. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
08-12-2011, 05:48 PM
That sounds like the VM is set to present a 32bit CPU. I'm not sure where you choose that setting, but you should double check it.
08-12-2011, 06:05 PM
Are you using VM workstation on Windows 2008r2 ? anyway for VMware is there the setting
08-12-2011, 06:23 PM
is your OS in the list ? what version of VMware WS do you have
08-13-2011, 08:47 PM
I did a cold convert on my old hard drive - but the converter only did a workstation v6 image. Spotted that x64 isn't supported - so I'm going to import it and convert it to 6.5-7 and see if that works.
08-13-2011, 09:22 PM
you convert a physical disk to VM ? why you don't reinstall the OS ?
before we go more far, it's not clear your thing
1- do you have a Vmware WS and a license ? whitch version ?
2- the Os you try to install, do you have also a license ?
I pay my Vmware WS and I use OS from Microsoft technet, and it all work fine .....
08-14-2011, 11:46 AM
Basically my old pc died, no POST so i couldn't get some of the old settings off the hard drive. It's windows 7 x64 on there. I'm currently running the demo of vmware ws7.1. The message I get telling me the CPU doesn't support 64bit is when i put in the original windows install disc and boot from that...
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