vmware workstation 64 bit guest on 32 bit host

I'm running a dell lattitude D620, I have enabled virutalisation in the bios. I am running vmware workstation on windows 7 and trying to install vsphere as a vm but get error that its not 64 bit based. Is there anyway around this?
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Matt VCommented:
You are trying to install VMWare Vsphere inside of VMWare Workstation?  
That is not possible, VSphere needs bare metal hardware to run.
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
mattvmotas is incorrect. You can install VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 as a VM within VMware Workstation 7.0.1.
What version of Workstation are you using ?
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
run this command msinfo32.exe and post the output here.
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
I have seen esx, esxi, windows 2003 and open filer running on a windows 7 laptop and ubcd4win running inside of esx showing a demonstration of how vmotion works.

My workstation version is 6.5.2
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
If you are using VMware Workstation v6.5, use the below mentioned guide to install ESX 4.0
http://xtravirt.com/how-to-install-vmware-esx-4.0-on-workstation-6.5.2-vm 
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
Requirements for that link are: A 64-bit x86 Intel VT-x or AMD-V capable processor
When I edit the virtual machines settings and set cpu to intel-VT-x or AMD- v I get an error on startup from workstation.."this host does not support all of the hardware virtualisation features required by vmware workstation. using software virtualsiation instead
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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
OS Name      Microsoft Windows 7 Professional      
Version      6.1.7600 Build 7600      
Other OS Description       Not Available      
OS Manufacturer      Microsoft Corporation      
System Name      DELL      
System Manufacturer      Dell Inc.      
System Model      Latitude D620      
System Type      X86-based PC      
Processor      Genuine Intel(R) CPU           T2400  @ 1.83GHz, 1833 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)      
BIOS Version/Date      Dell Inc. A10, 16/05/2008      
SMBIOS Version      2.4      
Windows Directory      C:\Windows      
System Directory      C:\Windows\system32      
Boot Device      \Device\HarddiskVolume1      
Locale            
Hardware Abstraction Layer      Version = "6.1.7600.16385"      
User Name      domain\user      
Time Zone      GMT Daylight Time      
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)      2.50 GB      
Total Physical Memory      2.49 GB      
Available Physical Memory      1.74 GB      
Total Virtual Memory      4.98 GB      
Available Virtual Memory      4.21 GB      
Page File Space      2.49 GB      
Page File      C:\pagefile.sys      

[Hardware Resources]
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GKaloskyCommented:
The processor you are running supports Virtualization, but only supports 32bit instructions, so you will be unable to run any 64bit guest.
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GKaloskyCommented:
You can verify this on the intel spec page for this processor.

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27235
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jakethecatukCommented:
Your OS is 32bit OS (sysmte type - X86-based PC) and you can't run 64bit software in a 32bit OS.

Install a 64bit version of Windows 7 and you'll be a whole lot closer to being able to do what you want to do.  However, you will need to install a bit more memory - 2.5gb is not really enough.
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GKaloskyCommented:
Jake,

You can run 64-bit guest OS's on a 32 bit VMWare workstation host.  The underlying processor is the key - it must be a 64-bit capable processor.  I have this same setup running on one of my VMware 32bit workstations.  I have installed multiple 64-bit guests, the main thing is the physical 64-bit processor requirement.
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