Vmware Fusion Windows Xp

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After installation, download the Windows XP ISO file for VMware by clicking here and create a new VM by following the steps below. Step 1 After installing VMware Workstation 16 Pro on your computer, run the program and click Create a New Virtual Machine on its homepage to set up a new virtual machine, and when the VM wizard opens, tick Custom (Advanced) and click the Next button. Run virtual machines, containers and Kubernetes clusters that are compatible with your corporate data center, right from your laptop with Fusion and Workstation. Deploy and demo or learn software defined data center environments offline and on the go. Quickly perform management tasks when connected to remote vSphere or ESXi environments.

  • I'm trying to install Windows XP on my Mac through a VMware Fusion virtual machine, but I can't seem to make it work. I have an ISO image of Win XP on my computer and I tried using that, but when the virtual machine boots, it does not detect that ISO.
  • At work I use a Windows XP Pro machine for my development and at home I use a Macbook Pro. I am thinking of shifting my development environment over to virtual machines using VMWare Fusion (on the mac). My question is, can I open a virtual machine image created on my Mac with my windows computer at work?
  • Technical support for VMware products is available online or by phone depending on your support offering. Self-service, web-based support resources such as the Knowledge Base and VMware Communities are also available.

Guest operating system Windows 2000 and earlier, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and later support VMware Tools.

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  • Power on the virtual machine.
  • Verify that the guest operating system is running.
  • For vSphere virtual machines, determine whether you have the latest version of VMware Tools. In the vSphere Client inventory, select the virtual machine and click the Summary tab.
  • For Workstation Player, Fusion, and Workstation Pro virtual machines, if you connected the virtual machine’s virtual CD/DVD drive to an ISO image file when you installed the operating system, change the setting so that the virtual CD/DVD drive is configured to autodetect a physical drive.

    The autodetect setting enables the virtual machine's first virtual CD/DVD drive to detect and connect to the VMware Tools ISO file for a VMware Tools installation. This ISO file looks like a physical CD to your guest operating system. Use the virtual machine settings editor to set the CD/DVD drive to autodetect a physical drive.

  • Log in as an administrator unless you are using an older Windows operating system. Any user can install VMware Tools in a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME guest operating system. For operating systems later than these, you must log in as an administrator.
  • If you use vSphere and plan to install the Guest Introspection Thin Agent driver, see the system requirements listed in the vShield Quick Start Guide. The vShield component is not installed by default. You must perform a custom installation and include that component.
  • The AppDefense component is not installed by default. You must perform a custom installation and include that component.


  1. Select the menu command to mount the VMware Tools virtual disk on the guest operating system. VMware Product
    vSphere Client (HTML5)Right-click the virtual machine and select Guest OS > Install (or Upgrade) Tools
    vSphere ClientInventory > Virtual Machine > Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware
    vSphere Web Client Right-click the virtual machine and select Guest OS > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools
    FusionVirtual Machine > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools
    Workstation ProVM > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools
    Workstation PlayerPlayer > Manage > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools
  2. If you are using vCenter Server and are performing an upgrade or reinstallation, in the Install/Upgrade VMware Tools dialog box, select Interactive Tools Installation or Interactive Tools Upgrade and click OK.
    The process starts by mounting the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.
  3. If you are installing VMware Tools for the first time, click OK on the Install VMware Tools information page.
    If autorun is enabled for the CD-ROM drive on the guest operating system, the VMware Tools installation wizard starts.
    If autorun is not enabled, to manually launch the wizard, click Start > Run and enter D:setup.exe, where D: is your first virtual CD-ROM drive. Use D:setup64.exe for 64-bit Windows guest operating system.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts.
    If you use vSphere, to install nondefault components, such as the Guest Introspection Thin Agent driver, select the Custom setup.
    Note: If NSX Guest Introspection (GI) drivers are installed and you are using ‘Custom’ installation option in the Tools installer for upgrade, ensure that all installed GI drivers are upgraded during upgrade.
  5. If the New Hardware wizard appears, follow the prompts and accept the defaults.
    Note: If you are installing a beta or RC version of VMware Tools and you see a warning that a package or driver is not signed, click Install Anyway to complete the installation.
  6. When prompted, reboot the virtual machine.

If you are using vCenter Server, the VMware Tools label on the Summary tab changes to OK.


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What to do next

If you upgraded VMware Tools as part of a vSphere upgrade, next determine whether to upgrade the virtual machines in your environment. To review and compare the hardware available for different compatibility levels, see the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration documentation.

Long story short but I accidentally unplugged my two external hard drives from my Mac while running a Windows XP virtual machine (and I also had a Windows 7 VM but that one was off at the time of the problem). Before this happened, the drives worked reliably on my Mac and on my VM and I never had any problem (I use a hub – but see below that’s not the problem).

Now each time I plug them in, they are correctly read by my Mac (and by another PC), but in both VM (even the one that was off at the time) I get an error message stating that the device has malfunctioned and that Windows is unable to connect to it, as in [these](https://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/2-2737806-183693/1.jpeg) [pictures](https://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/2-2737806-183700/2.jpeg).

I spent about 6 hours trying to fix this problem to no avail; here is my info below:

* MacOS 10.15.4
* VMWare Fusion 11.1.1
* VMware Tools 10.0.12


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* I use a powered USB hub with six ports, my guess is that’s why in the screenshot above, we see six ‘unused ports’. BUT my problem persists even without the hub.
* The problem happens with any USB disk or drive, even those which were not plugged at the time of the incident.
* All the USB drives and disks work on the Mac and on other PC flawlessly; so the problem is somewhere in VMWare on my Mac.
* I even fired up a clean VM from a back-up (Windows XP) and the problem persists even with that generic ‘untouched’ VM.

Solutions that did not work (not in order):

Vmware Fusion Windows Xp

* Reinstalling VMWare Fusion
* Formatting one of the drives
* Reinstalling VMWare tools
* Removing USB controller from the VMWare Fusion settings, then reinstalling the USB controller
* Reducing the USB compatibility to USB 1.1, USB 2.0 from the VMWare Fusion settings
* Under System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General tab, nothing is blocked
* Within Windows XP, deleting the USB driver and rebooting for an automatic reinstall of them
* Within Windows XP, trying to update the USB driver


Short of rebuilding my Mac and two VM from scratch (a very, very painful process to say the least), I am at a loss as what to do to reset the external drive USB controller completely.

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