Wednesday, January 14, 2009

XP 64 and VMWare Server

With Windows XP 64 bit Edition, I wanted to install VMWare Server 2.0 - the installation failed. It will do all the installation preparation and then close itself without installing anything.

Googling it around using keywords like "XP64 VMWare Server" did not yield any meaningful results (at least not in the first 4 pages or so). I almost thought that XP 64 is not compatible with VMWare Server 2.0 - but the readme says it should be OK.

After asking around, my boss at work told me that there is patch/hotfix from Microsoft that I need to install to get this working. The patch is about multiple processors and virtualization that requires processor management.

There is a KB article about this: KB896256 and you can download the patch from there.

If you are running AMD processors, you also want to apply this hotfix & drivers from AMD.
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Anonymous said...

Getting VMware Server 2.0 to Install and Run

thegopher said...

TREMENDOUS!!!!! Thanks 1,000,000.