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Install Windows x64 on VMware ESX 3.5

If you are trying to install Windows 2003 x64 on VMware EXS 3.5 and experience the following error:

“Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause… File: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe Status: 0xc000035a Info: Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.”

Here is the solution for this issue.