Zolotoy
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Windows 8.1 64 bit for Intel based machine

I am trying to run it on vmware player and I am getting this:

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I am running Windows 7 64 bit as a host with no problem.

Please help.

Thanks

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Linjo
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Did you try to follow the instructions in the message? Seems quite clear to me...

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Zolotoy
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So, that is needed for VM to run 64 bit? Because as I said I am running 64 bit OS as my host without any problems. Also I was able to install W8 64 on VM but now it's not running?

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admin
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Intel VT-x is required for 64-bit guests, because it provides facilities for protecting the host OS from the guest OS.  Since you don't need this protection when you are just running a 64-bit host OS, you can run a 64-bit host OS without enabling VT-x, as you have observed.

If you were able to install a 64-bit guest OS on this system in the past, then it is likely that Intel VT-x was enabled at that time.  Some firmware fails to re-enable VT-x after resuming from a deep sleep state.  If you are able to run 64-bit guests after booting your system, but not after it has hibernated, then you may need a BIOS update.

Please try to follow the recommendations in the message dialog.  Let us know how it goes.

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