Virtual PC and a 64 system without VT enabled.

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by kakihara, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. kakihara

    kakihara MDL Novice

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    Hello, with virtual PC, it's possible to virtualice a 64 bits system, with the VT dissabled in the motherboard?
    I think that I readed somewhere, that i'ts possible, but im not sure...

    I can't turn on virtualization because my bios it's locked. And I needto practice becouse I hace a w2008 r2 exam soon.

    Thanks
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    #2 sebus, Mar 2, 2013
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    NO, VPC does not support virtualizing 64-bit OS
    Use Virtualbox, but without VT-x you can forget it anyway
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    @sebus: VirtualBox requires VT-X for 64bit guests and all Windows 8.
     
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  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    It does as per edit (clicked post before finishing the sentence...;)
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Didn't I read somewhere here that VMWare has a solution?
     
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  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    But not on VPC, as this NEVER supports 64-bit
     
  7. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    The OP's best option would be to install Server 2008 R2 into VHD. This provides native booting of the server OS without repartitioning. Doesn't need VT-X, just a 64bit processor.

    Second best: Repartition to make some HDD space for dual boot.
     
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