This is probably a stupid question but im pretty inexperienced with this stuff. Im trying to set up virtual machines on my computer using vmware player, and Im having issues. Alternatively, ive had the same issues with virtual box and other vm software so I know its something to do with my computer. Here are my computer specs, Its a sony vaio something or other processor: intel(R) core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80 GHz 1.80 GHz RAM: 8 gig System type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor Im running windows 8 When I try to launch the virtual machine, it gives me an error, something to the effect of the processor and 64 bit mode or something, ill update with a screenshot later. Im trying to launch windows 7 from my disc drive for the virtual machine. I know the disc is good cause of used it on 2 other computers just fine, except they were both also running windows 7. I thought maybe it had something to do with windows 8 but im not sure. PM me if you think you can help with this, or walk me through getting virtual machines on my current computer by any other means, and I'll paypal you $20, perhaps more depending on the extent of the help, but no less. if youre a newb, after youve helped me I'll pay. If youre an established member, half up front, as I trust you moreso not to scam me. Thanks for taking the time to read this guys, and again im sorry if this all seems pretty foolish or I have posted in the wrong section.