3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2013 2:51 PM by jmattson

    Windows 8.1 64 bit for Intel based machine

    Zolotoy Novice

      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

        • 1. Re: Windows 8.1 64 bit for Intel based machine
          Linjo Champion
          User Moderators

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

           

          // Linjo

          • 2. Re: Windows 8.1 64 bit for Intel based machine
            Zolotoy Novice

            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?

            • 3. Re: Windows 8.1 64 bit for Intel based machine
              Champion

              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.