VMWare Workstation and 64-bit Guest OS on Intel Core 2 Duo

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Neil W., Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Neil W.

    Neil W. Guest

    Does anyone have a 64-bit VMWare Guest OS successfully running on an
    Intel-based notebook? If so, can you share what make and model your
    notebook is? Thanks!
     
    Neil W., Jan 21, 2007
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  2. Neil W.

    Aaron Kelley Guest

    I'm using an AMD machine, but it *should* work fine, the only 64-bit CPUs
    not capable of running a 64-bit guest in VMware are some of the early AMD
    ones. I think VMware even has a free utility available that tells you if
    your CPU will work. The biggest issue, I think, would be making sure you
    have plenty of RAM for both your host and guest to run simultaneously
    without choking.

    Ah, here it is.
    http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/VMware-guest64check-5.5.0-18463.exe
    I guess this doesn't help if you don't have the laptop yet. :p

    - Aaron

    "Neil W." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Does anyone have a 64-bit VMWare Guest OS successfully running on an
    > Intel-based notebook? If so, can you share what make and model your
    > notebook is? Thanks!
    >
    >
     
    Aaron Kelley, Jan 21, 2007
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  3. Neil W.

    Aaron Kelley Guest

    Notes on the utility indicate that it may not be 100% accurate on Intel
    CPUs, depends on whether VT is enabled in the BIOS.
    http://www.vmware.com/pdf/processor_check.pdf

    - Aaron

    "Aaron Kelley" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > I'm using an AMD machine, but it *should* work fine, the only 64-bit CPUs
    > not capable of running a 64-bit guest in VMware are some of the early AMD
    > ones. I think VMware even has a free utility available that tells you if
    > your CPU will work. The biggest issue, I think, would be making sure you
    > have plenty of RAM for both your host and guest to run simultaneously
    > without choking.
    >
    > Ah, here it is.
    > http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/VMware-guest64check-5.5.0-18463.exe
    > I guess this doesn't help if you don't have the laptop yet. :p
    >
    > - Aaron
    >
    > "Neil W." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Does anyone have a 64-bit VMWare Guest OS successfully running on an
    >> Intel-based notebook? If so, can you share what make and model your
    >> notebook is? Thanks!
    >>
    >>

    >
     
    Aaron Kelley, Jan 21, 2007
    #3
  4. Neil W.

    Neil W. Guest

    Thanks - I know about the AMD machines, thats why I was specifically asking
    about the Intel-based machines.

    ________________________

    "Aaron Kelley" <> wrote in message
    > I'm using an AMD machine, but it *should* work fine, the only 64-bit CPUs
    > not capable of running a 64-bit guest in VMware are some of the early AMD
    > ones. I think VMware even has a free utility available that tells you if
    > your CPU will work. The biggest issue, I think, would be making sure you
    > have plenty of RAM for both your host and guest to run simultaneously
    > without choking.
    >
    > Ah, here it is.
    > http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/VMware-guest64check-5.5.0-18463.exe
    > I guess this doesn't help if you don't have the laptop yet. :p
    >
    > - Aaron
    >
    > "Neil W." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Does anyone have a 64-bit VMWare Guest OS successfully running on an
    >> Intel-based notebook? If so, can you share what make and model your
    >> notebook is? Thanks!
    >>
    >>

    >
     
    Neil W., Jan 22, 2007
    #4
  5. While I am not running a Core 2 Duo laptop I am running VMWare 6 beta on a
    C2D desktop with an XP Pro x64 guest.

    "Neil W." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks - I know about the AMD machines, thats why I was specifically
    > asking about the Intel-based machines.
    >
    > ________________________
    >
    > "Aaron Kelley" <> wrote in message
    >> I'm using an AMD machine, but it *should* work fine, the only 64-bit CPUs
    >> not capable of running a 64-bit guest in VMware are some of the early AMD
    >> ones. I think VMware even has a free utility available that tells you if
    >> your CPU will work. The biggest issue, I think, would be making sure you
    >> have plenty of RAM for both your host and guest to run simultaneously
    >> without choking.
    >>
    >> Ah, here it is.
    >> http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/VMware-guest64check-5.5.0-18463.exe
    >> I guess this doesn't help if you don't have the laptop yet. :p
    >>
    >> - Aaron
    >>
    >> "Neil W." <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Does anyone have a 64-bit VMWare Guest OS successfully running on an
    >>> Intel-based notebook? If so, can you share what make and model your
    >>> notebook is? Thanks!
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 22, 2007
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