I am trying to get a Virtual Instance of Windows 2008 R2 running from my laptop. My laptop has a 64-bit processor and is running 32-bit Windows XP. I have hardware DEP and hardware virtualization (though I don't really know what these mean).
I tried Virtual PC but it cannot run a 64-bit guest OS. I tried the free VMWare Server, but it does not work from Windows XP. (I tried several different install configurations before giving up on that one).
So I am down to Hyper V Server. Can it run on a 64-bit processor that has a host OS that is 32-bit? Is there a way to get a virtual instance of Windows 2008 R2 (on Windows XP) in a different way? (Preferably free or using Microsoft Products.)