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Unable to Open SAS from VMware

Hi Team,

 

I am trying to run SAS University Edition through VMWare 12.0. I have followed the instructions to set up a virtual machine but I am getting this error: "This Virtual machine requires AVX2 but AVX is not present."

 

Below are my PC details:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: AMD Pro A10-8700B R6, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G
Virtualization: Enabled 
 
Let me know if there is an easy way to enable AVX. Thanks for your help in advance.
 
Regards,
Prajwal

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Re: Unable to Open SAS from VMware

Posted in reply to Prajwal_Chandra

Hi, @Prajwal_Chandra. I've seen some references to this error but none related to Windows 7 so I'm not sure.

 

Just a hunch: Do you have more than two processors allocated to this virtual machine? If so, step it back to 1 processor and see if this helps.

 

Thanks,

Randy

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Re: Unable to Open SAS from VMware

Posted in reply to RandyMullis

Hi @RandyMullis,

 

Thanks first of all.

 

Yes, it was 2 processors allocated and I changed it to 1, but no luck. The issue still continues.

 

I've done a decent research on this and couldn't find a proper solution. 

 

Just hoping you or any concerned person can help me out on this.

 

Regards,

Prajwal

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Re: Unable to Open SAS from VMware

Posted in reply to RandyMullis

Hi @RandyMullis,

 

Thanks first of all.

 

Yes, there were 2 processors allocated and I changed it to 1, but no luck. The issue still continues.

 

I've done a decent research on this issue and did not find a proper solution. I've no idea what is causing this.

 

Just hoping if you or any concerned person can help me out on this.

 

Regards,

Prajwal

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Re: Unable to Open SAS from VMware

Posted in reply to Prajwal_Chandra

Hi, @Prajwal_Chandra. We discussed it a little.

 

Are you using VMWare Workstation Player for a particular reason? Could you use VirtualBox?

 

 

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Re: Unable to Open SAS from VMware

Posted in reply to RandyMullis

Hi @RandyMullis,

 

Yes, I am doing a course called 'Data Science using SAS & R' for which I will have to use and work on that tool. I was told to install VMWare for its reliability unlike in VirtualBox. 

 

So, can you please give me a solution for this?

 

Regards,

Prajwal

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