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Windows 7 64bit Image on 32bit Vista PC?

    Question

  • Hi, i have a 32bit Vista PC. I'd like to image it with a Windows 7 64bit Image i created from another PC. Would that work? Thanks
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 7:04 PM

Answers

  • Wow, I totally read the word virtual and its not even there -- weird.

    Then the answer is yes as long as the Vista PC has a 64-bit CPU in it. I guess the official answer is to check the hardware compatibility list (HCL) though.

    How did you create the image?

    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/jsandys/default.aspx | Twitter @JasonSandys
    • Marked as answer by Yog Li Friday, August 28, 2009 11:11 AM
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 8:24 PM

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  • If you mean deploy an image of a 64-bit edition of Windows 7 then no. VPC is strictly 32-bit only. You need to move to VMWare Workstation ($$$) or Sun VirtualBox (free). Your processor must also support 64-bit -- most are now days, but its worth mentioning.

    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/jsandys/default.aspx | Twitter @JasonSandys
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 7:51 PM
  • Hi, no, i didnt mean VPC. It's just a regular 32bit PC with Vista on it. But i'd like to image it with a 64bit win 7 image on it. is that possible?
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 8:06 PM
  • Wow, I totally read the word virtual and its not even there -- weird.

    Then the answer is yes as long as the Vista PC has a 64-bit CPU in it. I guess the official answer is to check the hardware compatibility list (HCL) though.

    How did you create the image?

    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/jsandys/default.aspx | Twitter @JasonSandys
    • Marked as answer by Yog Li Friday, August 28, 2009 11:11 AM
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 8:24 PM