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  • Question

  • I have a 64-bit XP desktop, and have the 64-bit version of VirtualPC2007 installed.  I tried installing the HPC2008 on it and it didn't like it.  Anyone know if this is possiable?  I don't have another 64-bit system laying around to test, and need to keep my desktop to test other 64-bit applications.

    Tuesday, April 15, 2008 5:02 PM

Answers

  • Even though you have a 64-bit installation top to bottom, 64-bit host and 64-bit version of Virtual PC, this configuration does not support 64-bit guest OSs. With Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V you will be able to install 64-bit guests.

    The limitation is in Virtual PC. The same restriction of 32-bit guest only applies to Virtual Server too.

     

    Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:26 PM

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    I don't think you can run a Server OS inside of Virtual PC.  You probably need to use Virtual Server.

     

    Thanks,
    J

    Tuesday, April 15, 2008 6:50 PM
  • Even though you have a 64-bit installation top to bottom, 64-bit host and 64-bit version of Virtual PC, this configuration does not support 64-bit guest OSs. With Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V you will be able to install 64-bit guests.

    The limitation is in Virtual PC. The same restriction of 32-bit guest only applies to Virtual Server too.

     

    Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:26 PM