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I like my 32-bit Windows 7 OS and don't plan of moving to 64-bit anytime soon.  Windows 7 has lot of good capabilites, and I was hoping that the Virtual PC would support 64-bit Guest OS, but it does not. I am still waiting for Microsoft to say, "You can do it" with Virtual PC on my Laptop with 32-bit windows 7 OS. 

So I started looking around for some other tool that could help me and guess what, I found this incredible tool from Sun called VirtualBox that allows you to create 32-bit and 64-bit Guest OS on your 32-bit machine.  One of the problems I am facing with Virtual PC in windows 7 is that, there is no way for me to access my local HDD like I could do when the host OS is Windows XP.   VirtualBox fixes that problem as well.  Did I mention that it also uses the Virtualization capabilities, if you the new computers.  I love Microsoft and all that, but for this tool is a kick ass.

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 4:44 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Running 64-bit Guest OS on a 32-bit Host machine

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Nice, thank you! I was just wondering if VirtualBox did support 64 bit on 32 bit host...
Left by Dave C on Aug 15, 2009 2:37 AM

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latest vmware version can do that IF YOU have virtualization technology in your cpu.
Left by cybersans on Aug 23, 2009 3:48 AM

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Thank you so much for clarifying the matter.
Left by Dennis on Dec 04, 2009 10:50 AM

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Thnx for such a nice information. Further I want to know that is VirtualBox support if there is not any capability related to hardware virtualization in my machine..?

If it is not supported then may I user 64 bit guest on 32 bit host..?

Please do help.

Than..
Left by Mohit on Jan 27, 2011 12:17 AM

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Install 64 bit OS on virtualbox is not a problem but it may damage the host processor. According to Micrososft TechNet, thats why they dont include the 64bit virtualization technology on a 32bit meachine.
Left by Lalith Abey on Aug 28, 2012 2:54 AM

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