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Can i run a vware machine with windows 7 64 bit installed

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form a windows 7 32 bit machine ?
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by:truromeo4juliet
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No, but you can run a Virtual Machine inside a different 64-bit Host. You cannot run a 64-bit Guest inside any 32-Bit host.

32 inside of 32 = works
32 inside of 64 = works
64 inside of 64 = works
64 inside of 32 = does not work
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by:vmwarun - Arun
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You can run a x64 Windows 7 VM provided you have enabled either Intel VT or AMD-V in your BIOS.

Please update what CPU you are running in the x86 Windows 7 Host.
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You can run 64bit virtual machines inside a 32-bit host - it's all about compatibility with the virtual hardware and the software being used to create the virtual environment.  (VPC2007 for example will not host a 64bit system  but VMware can).
This VMWare utility will check if a VMware64bit system can be hosted when run on the host OS
http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/VMware-guest64check-5.5.0-18463.exe
 
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by:vmwarun - Arun
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Another utility which can check for x64 Compatibility is SecurAble and  does not require an installation. Upon the successful execution of the tool, the below mentioned screen-shot would be displayed.

Download Link : http://www.grc.com/securable.htm

SA.PNG
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by:garycase
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The ONLY requirements for VMWare to run an x64 OS are (a) an x64 capable CPU (virtually all modern CPUs) AND (b) hardware virtualization support (Intel VT or AMD-V).      You can confirm that you meet both of these requirements by (a) running the simple Securable utility from GRC noted above or (b) simply trying to install an x64 OS in VMWare :-)

Here's part of my VMWare menu -- note all of the x64 systems that are installed. These all run fine on ANY Windows host OS ... including XP x32, Vista x32, and Windows 7 x32 (as you asked about).


VMWare-Menu-showing-x64-OSs.jpg
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by:Nice-Ghaza
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Dear,
             if you are install the vmware worksation ver 7
then you are use the Machine 32 bit and 64 bit

i think your problem will be solved
 
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