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How to run 64 bit ubuntu on 32 bit windows 7

Well i was trying to run ubuntu 64 bit 14.04 on my virtual box....but the problem is my windows 7 ultimate is 32 bit..... but my processor is capable of running 64 bit operations.....so i thought there wont be any problem..but -__- ! but my virtual box is recognizing my 64 bit ubuntu as 32 bit ...please help me out
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    As you are running Virtual Box within a 32-bit operating environment, Virtual Box and the OS' it runs will also only be able to run in 32-bit mode.
    The only way to change this is to reinstall using 64-bit Windows.
  2. outlw6669 said:
    As you are running Virtual Box within a 32-bit operating environment, Virtual Box and the OS' it runs will also only be able to run in 32-bit mode.
    The only way to change this is to reinstall using 64-bit Windows.


    yup dats wat i am tryin to do... m trying to install 64 bit onto 32 bit environment.....but how does it even matters?
    i have the processor and also its virtual box which shld allow me to run any os virtually?isnt it?
  3. I matters because you are running Virtual Box 32-bit within a 32-bit environment (Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit).
    As such, Virtual Box can only access your processor's 32-bit instructions that are made visible by your 32-bit OS.
    It stands to reason then, that the 32-bit software on your 32-bit OS would not be able to pass through 64-bit instructions from your virtualized OS.
  4. outlw6669 said:
    I matters because you are running Virtual Box 32-bit within a 32-bit environment (Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit).
    As such, Virtual Box can only access your processor's 32-bit instructions that are made visible by your 32-bit OS.
    It stands to reason then, that the 32-bit software on your 32-bit OS would not be able to pass through 64-bit instructions from your virtualized OS.


    thankss..
  5. outlw6669 said:
    As you are running Virtual Box within a 32-bit operating environment, Virtual Box and the OS' it runs will also only be able to run in 32-bit mode.
    The only way to change this is to reinstall using 64-bit Windows.


    Not correct. VirtualBox *does* allow a 64-bit guest OS to run on a 32-bit host. It takes care of the 64-bit code in its own space.

    Tom L
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