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HyperV OS installation

I would like an expert advice on my situation.
I am a very poor individual and would like to get experience on HyperV server 2008 R1 SP1. I have one laptop that is only 32 bit and I can not install the HyperV on it because it required 64 BIT CPU.

Is there a way I can install the OS. is there an emulator of some sort.?I tried using the virtual PC and I downloaded the ISO  image but that does not work. I have no other way now except to buy a new laptop x64bit. Please help.
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abhijitwaikarCommented:
Hi,

Well for a start HyperV is a server 2008 x64, and so will not run on 32 hardware at all.

You can't run a 64-bit VM session on a 32-bit processor. However, you can run a 64-bit VM session if you have a 64-bit processor but have installed a 32-bit host OS and your processor supports the right extensions.

VMWare workstation will host 64bit guests on a 32bit OS though, Processor Check for 64-Bit Compatibility:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/processor_check_5_5_dt/dCpiQGhkYmRAZQ==

Regards,
Abhijit Waikar.
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Zak ZNetwork AnalystAuthor Commented:
I checked my CPU and it is X64 Mobile Intel. I have win 7 unltimate on it but it is 32 Bit OS. I am planning to use virtual PC and run a virtual session of Hyper V server 2008. Do you thing that will work? or shall I install the Hyper V OS on the laptop from scratch.

Thanks
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kevinhsiehCommented:
To use Hyper-V you will need to install it from scratch. Since you are on a laptop, download and install Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise evaluation, and then add the Hyper-V role. If you load Hyper-V server you need to manage that remotely, which is why I recommend loading the full Windows 2008 R2 OS.
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abhijitwaikarCommented:
I am planning to use virtual PC and run a virtual session of Hyper V server 2008. Do you thing that will work?
It can be done unless the virtual PC doesnt have any limitation as you are on X64 proc and X86 Win7.  

VMWARE allows 64-bit VM session on certain 64-bit processors have installed a 32-bit host OS, Download "Processor Check" tool, If your CPU is OK with that then use VMWARE for Hyper-V guest there should not be a problem except compatibilty.

Else you need install the Hyper V OS on the laptop from scratch.

Regards,
Abhijit Waikar.
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kevinhsiehCommented:
Hyper-V can NOT be run inside of another virtualization technology. Period. You can run Hyper-V and then have a guest Windows 7 running Virtual PC and then run Windows as a guest under Virtual PC (under Hyper-V), but Hyper-V MUST be run directly on the hardware.

Other virtualization technology can be nested, such as ESXi, but Hyper-V can not.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverhyperv/thread/9f350f17-8998-47fe-a5d9-6ad6e6928a35/
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abhijitwaikarCommented:
Yes, kevinhsieh is correct.  

VMware workstation, Microsoft Virtual PC and Virtual Server are all type 2 hypervisors, which means they are applications that run inside an ordinary OS. VMware ESX, Xen and Microsoft Hyper-V are type 1 hypervisors, meaning that they are essentially operating systems modified to run other operating systems. Type 1 hypervisors must be installed directly on physical hardware. They cannot be installed inside another virtualization engine.

So you have one and only option to install the Hyper V OS on the laptop from scratch.

Ref: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverhyperv/thread/8227a4a4-6a69-493b-8393-79896923598c/

Regards,
Abhijit Waikar.
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Zak ZNetwork AnalystAuthor Commented:
Good insight.
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