I'm trying to install Windows 2008 server 64 bit operating system on VMWARE workstation 9 which is installed on WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64 BIT . and i'm getting this error
can anybody help me on this problem ?
It sounds like your physical CPU doesn't support VT-x. If so, you won't be able to run 64-bit guests. Follow the link in the message for more information on hardware and firmware requirements for 64-bit guests.
Thanks for reply.
Lately I have realised that this error message is because one of the following reasons.
- VT is not enabled in BIOS
- CPU is not capable of VT
There is a simple Microsoft tool to check CPU VT capability and BIOS configuration. details about the tool is documented here . http://virtualcloudzz.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/steps-to-check-processor-cpu-vt.html
I had similar issue while implementing VMware view local mode, I have seen similar error message on client PC after View desktop checkout and power on. More details here
Horizon View local mode - Lessons learned |Virtualcloudz
I am facing the same issue. I am having VMware workstation 8.0 installed on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I am using the processor Intel Core i7-3840QM. I checked on the Intel site and conformed that this processor does support VT-x. I checked in the BIOS that the Virtualization is Enabled. But still I am getting this error when trying to create a new VM for Windows 64 bit, " 64-bit guest operating systems are not supported by this host and will not run" . I ran MS tool to check the VT compatibility and it says VT is NOT supported. This seems weird. Is there anything I am missing out here?
Please post your vmware.log file as an attachment (Click 'Use advanced editor' in the upper right part of the reply window to get the option of attaching a file.)
I am not able to find VMware.log file on my machine. Is there a particular setting on VMware workstation to enable the logging?
I searched in following locations for the VMware.log file
I am not having VDM folder itself!
The vmware.log file is in the virtual machine directory. Most likely, this is C:\Users\%username%\Documents\Virtual Machines\%machinename%\vmware.log.
Your CPU is, in fact, reporting that it doesn't support VT-x. It looks like you are running under a hypervisor, though it appears to be a rogue hypervisor that doesn't declare itself through CPUID information. To the best of your knowledge, are you running the "host" Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS under a hypervisor?
You wouldn't happen to be running a hypervisor-based security product like McAfee Deep Defender, would you?
Ah! ... you guessed it right. I do have McAfee Deep Defender installed. After uninstalling McAfee DD I am able to create 64 bit virtual machines. Is there a workaround for it? Can I have both McAfee DD and 64 bit VM support?
No. McAfee Deep Defender installs a small hypervisor between the hardware and your host OS. As a result, the host OS runs in a virtual machine. Since McAfee DD doesn't virtualize VT-x, hardware-assisted virtualization is not available to the nested hypervisor (VMware Workstation). Without hardware-assisted virtualization, you can't run a 64-bit guest OS on Intel hardware with a VMware product.
Thank you very much for the quick replies to my queries.
I have been facing the same problem I am using a Windows 7 64 bit and VMware 10.0.1. When I click on Windows Server 2008 R2 64 Bit, it gives the same error discussed above i.e. "This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible. This host does not support Intel VT-x".
I have attached log file. I have also AVAST running on my PC.
That looks like Intel erratum AW67. See http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/specification-updates/core-2-duo-e8000-e.... You probably need to update your BIOS.
There is no update available on Intel's website. My bios is E8400 . So now do i need to upgrade my PC or there still is some way to run 64-bit OS.
Is Intel your system vendor? What kind of motherboard do you have?
Thank you. I have updated my bios. But now It says:
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 Workstation.
(4) Update the host's BIOS/firmware to the latest version.