5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2013 2:13 PM by jmattson

    Installing Win8 64-bit guest

    carrzkiss Lurker

      Hello All;

       

      I have VMWare Player installed on a Win7 64-Bit system.
      I am trying to install Win8 64-Bit OS, and it gave me a few errors.
      Checking out the link that it gave me, I downloaded the test tool, and this is what it states:

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      VMware 64-bit Compatibility Check Passed
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      This host is capable of running a 64-bit guest operating system under this
      VMware product.

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      OK  
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      So, according to the compatibility test, my system passes.
      However, I cannot install win8

       

      These are the 2 errors that I receive (or) messages.

       

       

      This is the first error:

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      Windows 8 - VMware Player
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      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.

      [ ] Do not show this hint again
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      OK  
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      This is the 2nd one

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      Windows 8 - VMware Player
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      This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible.

      This host supports Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled.

      Intel VT-x might be disabled if it has been disabled in the BIOS/firmware settings or the host has not been power-cycled since changing this setting.

      (1) Verify that the BIOS/firmware settings enable Intel VT-x and disable 'trusted execution.'

      (2) Power-cycle the host if either of these BIOS/firmware settings have been changed.

      (3) Power-cycle the host if you have not done so since installing VMware Player.

      (4) Update the host's BIOS/firmware to the latest version.

      For more detailed information, see http://vmware.com/info?id=152.
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      OK  
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      Any idea's on this issue?
      Thanks for your assistance in advance.

       

      Carrzkiss

        • 1. Re: Installing Win8 64-bit guest
          weinstein5 Guru
          User Moderators

          Welcome to the Community - Did you review the links provided in the error messahe? Longmode and VT-x are accessable in form the COmputers BIOS menu.

           

          You might wonder why you passed the check - it is because it just checks to see if the processor is 64 bit =

          • 2. Re: Installing Win8 64-bit guest
            carrzkiss Lurker

            If that is the case of the software hardware test tool, I think they might want to recode it, to actually look for the hardware that is needed instead.

            As for the BIOS, I have gone in, and I have VT-d, I do not have VT-x
            I read up on it, and for what my understanding is, is that the VT-d is the better of the 2, according to a write up on Intel's site.

            Does any of the products from vmware, run on the VT-d?

            • 3. Re: Installing Win8 64-bit guest
              Champion

              The guest64check tool cannot check for BIOS settings, because it runs in user mode.   Your system probably can run 64-bit guests, but it may require BIOS  configuration changes.

               

              VT-d is for I/O virtualization.  VT-x is for CPU virtualization.  If you have VT-d, then you also have VT-x.  It may be listed as something else in your BIOS, such as "virtualization technology."  The BIOS setting to enable/disable this feature may be hidden under a "security" tab.

              • 4. Re: Installing Win8 64-bit guest
                carrzkiss Lurker

                I am having to reinstall my system.
                During bootup, I had to go into the BIOS.
                I went over to the Power Management tab.
                And within there, I found it.
                I have it enabled, and I ran the Microsoft "Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool"
                It PASSED!!!!

                I am happy now.
                Going to reinstall the system, and tomorrow I will install Win8 64-Bit instead of the 32-Bit like I had to do yesterday.

                Enjoy.
                Carrzkiss

                • 5. Re: Installing Win8 64-bit guest
                  Champion

                  "Power management," huh?  That's a new one, and even less pertinent than "security."  It's hard to know where these settings are going to be hidden.