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I received a VirtualBox archive that should import a virtual machine. The archive was created using Mac OS X.

The problem is that it works on 64-bit machines, but not on 32-bit.

On 32-bit machines, it launches the machine but nothing loads. All I get is an empty screen.

How can I make it work on 32-bit machines?

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You cannot run a 64bit guest on a host that only has a 32bit processor.

http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch03.html#intro-64bitguests

VirtualBox supports 64-bit guest operating systems, even on 32-bit host operating systems, provided that the following conditions are met:

You need a 64-bit processor with hardware virtualization support (see the section called “Hardware vs. software virtualization”).

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Is your CPU capable of virtualization? (check with cpu-z from http://cpuid.com if it has any virtualization functions like vtx or so)

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I cannot comprehend what this means – Raystafarian Feb 13 '12 at 16:44
    
The user clearly indicates he wants to run a x64 operating within a 32-bit operating system. This means the only question is:**No** which means any additional information is not important. Its not possible. – Ramhound Jun 25 '12 at 19:56

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