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    ""Binary translation is incompatible with long mode on this platform. Disabling long mode"

    vmware_justnewbie Lurker

      Hi,

       

      VMware newbie here.

       

      Just now installed VMware Workstation 9 on a Lenovo ThinkPad W520 running Windows 7 64-bit. The CPU for the ThinkPad is a Quad-Core CPU, specifically an Intel Core i7-2720QM.

       

      I downloaded and ran VMware's utility "Processor Check for 64-Bit Compatibility"  (specifically, "VMware-guest64check-5.5.0-18463.exe") and the output from running that utility is a popup window, that has the following message:

      "This host is capable of running a 64-bit guest operating system under this VMware product"

       

      Everything looked OK at that point.

       

      Then I obtained a VMware virtual image (of a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine), and opened it in VMware workstation, and clicked on

      Power > Power On

       

      and then a popup with the following message appeared:

       

      "Binary translation is incompatible with long mode on this platform. Disabling long mode. Without long mode support, the virtual machine will not be able to run 64-bit code. For more details see http://vmware.com/info?id=152."

       

      That's a problem for me, in that I do need to run 64-bit code.

       

      If anyone knows how I can resolve this, it would be appreciated if you could let me know how.

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