Virtual Machines for Ultimate 64bit

El Barto

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'Ello,

I am running Vista Ultimate 64bit and I was wondering what virtualisation software is there that will run on this so I can install other OSes to get some applications to work that will not run on Vista. These applications are only some very old games I like all I really need installed is Windows 98SE and Windows XP but I may use it to try out other operating systems as well.

I know of Virtual PC but it doesn't allow 64bit guest operating systems which at the moment isn't a problem but I may want to install one in the future, I don't really like the interface of VMWare and I tried Parallels but it gave an error that it won't install on a 64bit operating system. I was just wondering what others are there that people know of?

Thank you in advance, El Barto.
 

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fdisker

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I think VMWare is the only intel based software that supports 64-but guests at the moment. Microsoft has been fighting hard in this space recently so I wouldn't be surprised to see the next iteration of Virtual PC support 64-bit guests.

I also think the adoption of Vista x64 will speed the process along. Memory prices are rediculously low and enthusiasts are loading up their machines with 4+ gigs of RAM only to see Vista 32 not recognize it all. I really think the move to 64-bit computing will pick up steam in 2008.
 

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El Barto

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I think VMWare is the only intel based software that supports 64-but guests at the moment. Microsoft has been fighting hard in this space recently so I wouldn't be surprised to see the next iteration of Virtual PC support 64-bit guests.

I also think the adoption of Vista x64 will speed the process along. Memory prices are rediculously low and enthusiasts are loading up their machines with 4+ gigs of RAM only to see Vista 32 not recognize it all. I really think the move to 64-bit computing will pick up steam in 2008.
'Ello,

Thank you for the reply, I guess I'm going to have to decide between using Virtual PC and wait for a version tht supports 64bit guests or VMWare then.

Thank you again :).
 

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retroviz

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You could try VirtualBox VirtualBox

Its much better than MS Virtual PC and a very good alternative to VMware Server (especially as vmware do not officially support vista hosts still..!)

I installed VirtualBox the other week and it runs well.

Retro
 

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MrBiggz

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You could try VirtualBox VirtualBox

Its much better than MS Virtual PC and a very good alternative to VMware Server (especially as vmware do not officially support vista hosts still..!)

I installed VirtualBox the other week and it runs well.

Retro
I agree .. VirtualBox ROCKS! And you can't beat the price either .. FREE! :p
 

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