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    64bit issue

    I am new to ubuntu. I want to download unity desktop in a virtual setting in a 64bit format but I can only get 32 bit so it won't load. I've tried 14.04 & 16.04.
    What am I doing wrong?
    I'm currently using Windows7

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    Re: 64bit issue

    Hello!

    What do you mean by you can only get 32 bit?
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    Re: 64bit issue

    The version that downloads is 32 bit. There is no option to download 64bit. When I go to Virtual box to create new machine I am only given 32bit operating systems to chose from.

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    Re: 64bit issue

    Hi!
    Check if you enabled the Visualization Technology in BIOS. If you haven't VirtualBox won't provide option to simulate 64 bit OS. Depending on your system, the exact naming might be different in the BIOS.
    Also check if this is relevant to your case --https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62339

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    Re: 64bit issue

    Just a moment. What/how are you trying to download? Please give some details.
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    Re: 64bit issue

    Quote Originally Posted by william_Methven View Post
    I am new to ubuntu. I want to download unity desktop in a virtual setting in a 64bit format but I can only get 32 bit so it won't load. I've tried 14.04 & 16.04.
    What am I doing wrong?
    I'm currently using Windows7
    alternative downloads are available here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads

    To be able to install 64bit in virtualbox your CPU needs to be 64 bit and it needs to support virtualization which has to be enabled in BIOS. CPU virtualization is branded VT-x on Intel based BIOS and AMD-V on AMD bios. this needs to be turned on in BIOS in order for you to be able to install 64bit os in virtual box.

    Make sure you have enough RAM available on windows host and dedicate it enough to the OS you are trying ot run (64bit needs a bit more than 32 bit).

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    Re: 64bit issue

    Thanks!

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    Re: 64bit issue

    If your problem is fixed, please mark this thread as [SOLVED].

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