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VMWare Player and Guest OS - corn-fused

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    VMWare Player and Guest OS - corn-fused


    Hi, I am running VMWare Player on an i5 -x64 laptop running win8.0 and want to buy win 7 Home to be the Guest OS for the Player.

    Do I need to get the x64 or the x86 version of win7? Either x64/x86 will be fine for my needs once installed and running in the Player.

    I posted this on the VMWare forums but have been totally ignored. {sigh}

    Thanks

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Does not matter, I have both 64 & 32 running with Windows 8.1 x64 as host
    Last edited by topgundcp; 18 Jul 2014 at 12:12.
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    OK, thanks, I saw Home Premium x86 for 10-bucks less than x64, so will go for x86.
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    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Yep, I have a 32-bit XP guest running on my 64 8.1.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by CarvedDuck View Post
    OK, thanks, I saw Home Premium x86 for 10-bucks less than x64, so will go for x86.
    I assume all i5 processors have VT-x in the features list, but yes: you are safer with the x86 version, for less bucks or not.

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