slobbering_dog
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Linux 64bit VM - 32bit Vista Host

I have a Lenovo Laptop which Vmware Workstation says has 64bitVT capability but it has not been enabled in BIOS.

I am running Vista 32bit Business Edition.

I am wondering : If I enable the 64bit VT capabilities in BIOS, does anyone know if it will kill Vista ? Or will it just run Vista in 32bit mode as it is currently and let me load up my 64bit Linux VM?

Any help very much appreciated.

Best regards,

slobbering_dog

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KevinG
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Enabling VT in the BIOS will not effect your Vista 32-bit host.

This will just allow you to ru 64-bit guest OS' in the virtual machine

slobbering_dog
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I turned on the 64bit VT and installed a RedHat4 64 bit machine - just like that !!

Thanks for the advice, I was a bit nervy at first about screwing around with the bios settings as my laptop has been running just fine.

Thanks again for your help.

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KevinG
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Glad to hear that it's working for you Smiley Happy

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