On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM, Craig Rodrigues <rodr...@crodrigues.org>wrote:

> After exchanging a few e-mails with Bernard, I think I understand the
> problem.
> According to the VirtualBox manual:
> http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch03.html#intro-64bitguests
> The CPU needs to support hardware-assisted virtualization in order for
> VirtualBox to support 64-bit guests.
> Without the CPU support, VirtualBox cannot do it.  I double checked
> this with CoreInfo.exe from Windows Sysinternals utilities,
> and also from the Intel data sheet for my CPU:
> http://ark.intel.com/products/30787
> (VT-x option not supported)
> I will use QEMU under Windows until I can get a better machine. :)

I believe a Windows 7 product key will activate either 32 or 64 install, so
unless you have a specific reason to install 64 bit then you are likely
better using 32 anyway.  32 bit OS's and apps use less memory than their
corresponding 64 bit counterparts.

Adam Vande More
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