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  1. #1


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    OS support


    First I want to try windows 8 on a VM first. The os that my laptop has windows 7 64 bit but my processor does not have virtualization support..I have windows 8 installation disk,but I read that for 64 bit guest os virtual support is a must.So will it work on my laptop??

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    First I want to try windows 8 on a VM first. The os that my laptop has windows 7 64 bit but my processor does not have virtualization support..I have windows 8 installation disk,but I read that for 64 bit guest os virtual support is a must.So will it work on my laptop??
    Hi there

    No, your current CPU won't install any x64 VM without virtualisation, either you're using VMware W Or VBox or any other virtualisation suite.
    Therefore you should try the x86 Win8 install on a VM.

    To still test the x64: You have to dualboot or dualboot on VHD: Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with to install alongside the current Win7 to be able to test the x64 on your current system.

    In short, the current support on your machine:

    - x86 host: yes
    - x86 guest: yes

    - x64 host: yes
    - x64 guest: no

    Hope this helps.

    Regards
    Hopachi
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Or use Virtual Box and the extension pack. That works very well. Once you installed W8, activate the Guest additions.
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  4. #4


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Yes I also use the extension pack and the WDDM driver got better. But with his CPU he has to go with 32bit VM's.
    And he needs Intel VT-x or AMD-V for x64 VM's, as I said: "either you're using VMware W Or VBox or any other virtualisation suite".
    For the rest, all should go well.
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