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Virtual box on Intel 64 bit laptop only shows 32 bit VM options

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:18 pm
by James-Osbourne
Novice.
Installed VM 5.1.34. Selected "New". Only 32 bit options are shown. Please advise.

Re: Virtual box on Intel 64 bit laptop only shows 32 bit VM options

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:24 pm
by thx-1138
...go into your BIOS, enable VT-x support first.

Re: Virtual box on Intel 64 bit laptop only shows 32 bit VM options

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:32 pm
by James-Osbourne
Thank you. Do I need to reinstall VBox after that?

Re: Virtual box on Intel 64 bit laptop only shows 32 bit VM options

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:37 pm
by thx-1138
Nope, no further action needed.
Do note that some very older 64-bit systems though might not have support for VT-* technologies...
(ie. i blindly assumed that most likely you are not on something from say 2004...)

Re: Virtual box on Intel 64 bit laptop only shows 32 bit VM options

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:09 pm
by James-Osbourne
I will need to look it up. My memory is older than the laptop. Well after 2004 tho. Thank you for the time, attention, and knowledge.

Re: Virtual box on Intel 64 bit laptop only shows 32 bit VM options

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:12 pm
by James-Osbourne
BTW, a friend of mine Don Pedro (?) Collie. Probably wrong. ....played the big black guy in THX 1138.
The T6400 does not have VT.
I just need to do a few occasional things with Win. till I find my way around in Mint. Vbox is offering to install Win 10 32 Bit. Can I do that?