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Virtual PC 64 bit error message cannot install windows 2008 server on a virtual machine

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Trying to install a windows server 2008 on a virtual machine get an error message attempting to load a 64 bit application however this cpu is not compatible with 64 bit mode


Where and how do I set up the 64 bit option before I start installing the OS.

Anyhelp would be appreciated.
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Question by:ChanderMadhaviGmail
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by:Seth Simmons
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virtual pc does not support x64 guests; only hyper-v does

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3702

expand details; only supports xp, vista, windows 7 as guests
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by:Mike T
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Hi,

Seth is correct, VirtualPC is very old technology and does not support 64-bit VMs so there is no "option" to turn it on. Your only options are:

install a new OS - Windows 8/2008R2/2012   - to get new Hypervisor - all of which support 64-bit
install Virtualbox (https://www.virtualbox.org/) which is free despite Oracle acquiring it
install vmware workstation (on your existing OS)

Mike
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Thanks for your help
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there is no reason
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