Is it possible for VMWorkstation to tell the installing OS to see it is a 32bit machine?

Posted on 2011-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have a 64bit machine running VMWare workstation. I want to install MS 2003 server as a 32bit OS.  Is ther a way for VMWare to show it self to the installing OS as a 32 bit machine?

The MS 2K3 install CD contains both 32 and 64 bit.  Is my problem the key, which may dictate the install choice?
Question by:jkit001
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    When you create the Virtual Machine, you specify if you want to install a 32 bit or 64 bit version of an operating system, and that sets up the Virtual Machine hardware as a 32 bit or 64 bit machine.
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Usually, when you boot the cdrom, you select what version you want to install, if you have both versions on the same cdrom/dvd.
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    So when you select the New Virtual Machine Wizard, Select Windows 2003 Standard or Enterprise 32 bit

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