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I just need to install Windows 2008 64-Bit on a virtual machine. How to? Do I need a special type of processor? Do I need a "special" hypervisor? Actually installation fails on startup with the following hint:

Installation stopped with following information: File: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe Status: 0xc000035a Info: Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode

My host system: Windows 7 64Bit My CPU: Pentium D (seems to be Smithfield 805 - no Intel virtualization technology).

I tried following hypervisors: Microsoft VPC 2007, VirtualBox, VMWare - all without success!

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Vmware what? They make at least a dozen products. –  MDMarra Oct 15 '10 at 6:46

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You need VT to run a 64 bit guest on every platform that I'm aware of. You'll most likely need a new CPU

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