I just tried to install the trail version of the Workstation 8. I get a message this software cannot be installed on this computer because of hardware and soft wrare. I have a PC loded with Intell Pentium 4 with two processsors 2.9 GHz speed. 2.5 GB of Ram and more that 10 GB space on the partition. The operating system is Window XP PRO SP3 . Also I am able to install the 64 Bit operating system on this machine. Can anybody tell me why?
Host System Requirements
The physical computer on which you install Workstation is called the host system and its operating system is
called the host operating system. To run Workstation, the host system and the host operating system must
meet specific hardware and software requirements.
Processor Requirements for Host Systems
You must install Workstation on a host system that meets certain processor requirements.
The host system must have a 64-bit x86 CPU that meets the following requirements.
LAHF/SAHF support in long mode
1.3GHz or faster core speed
Multiprocessor systems are supported.
When you install Workstation, the installer performs checks to make sure the host system has a supported
processor. You cannot install Workstation if the host system does not meet the processor requirements.
Processor Requirements for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems
The operating system that runs inside a virtual machine is called the guest operating system. To run 64-bit
guest operating systems, the host system must have one of the following processors.
An AMD CPU that has segment-limit support in long mode
An Intel CPU that has VT-x support
If you have an Intel CPU that has VT-x support, you must verify that VT-x support is enabled in the host system
BIOS. The BIOS settings that must be enabled for VT-x support vary depending on the system vendor. See the
VMware knowledge base article at
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003944 for information about how to determine
if VT-x support is enabled.
Thanks for the quick response. Let assume I am going to purchase a new PC. Can you name me any Intel Premium 4 which will have the Spec you are referring to. I am pretty sure that most of the sale person do not have enough knowledge to give me this information.