Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2007 14:58 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows "It's the end of the line for 32-bit operating systems, Microsoft has proclaimed at its annual Windows Hardware Engineering conference After the software giant has gotten over its hangover from partying like it's 1999 with the release of Windows Server 2008, it will have one last 32-bit hurrah with a 'release 2' update to Windows Server 2008, and that'll be it. 32 bit CPU: if you have one, learn to love Vista - you're stuck with it.There will be no more versions of Windows - on desktop or server - that will work on 32-bit CPUs like Pentium 4 or Core Duo."
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GatoLoko
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2005-11-13

VMWare support 32-bits guest under 64-bits hosts, but not 64-bits guests under 32-bits host (even when the cpu supports 64-bits).

The only way to support 64-bits under 32-bits hosts is emulation, and VMWare doesn't do this.

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joshv Member since:
2006-03-18

VMWare will not run a 64 bit guest OS on a 32-bit CPU. It will however run a 64-bit guest OS, on a 32-bit host OS, if the CPU is 64 bit. Believe me, I've done it - installed 64-bit Linux under Windows XP (32-bit).

This also says it can be done: http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2005/pac346.pdf

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