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64 bit in 32 bit environment?

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Ok, I have a brand new quad core cpu coming and i plan to run 32-bit xp pro. What I was wondering is could a 64-bit OS be run internally in a virtualization environment on a 32-bit host platform? (no I don't want suggestions to use the 64-bit os as a primary and the 32 as a secondary, I Just want to know if it can be done.)

google searches didn't work too kindly to this quest as there are just too many results if you include 32-bit and 64-bit in the same search query.
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Yes you should be able to do that with a virtual machine, I think, I have not tried but it should be possible. But why run a 64bit OS when you only have 2gigs of ram?
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It is possible... but has limitations and not all virtualization software supports it. I know VMWare can.
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You have to make sure your cpu supports Vanderpool =virtualization.

Ex: Am using Vmware with Ubuntu64 in xp 32 environment.
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the reason i asked (X1L3D) is because i had my current rig (see sig) in the mail and wanted to know if i could run 64 bit to use the 64-bit instructions to the cpu.
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