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Installing Windows Me as a Guest Operating System

Installing Windows Me as a Guest Operating System

You can install Windows Me in a virtual machine using the standard Windows Me CD.

Note: Some Microsoft Windows Me OEM disks included with new computers are customized for those computers and include device drivers and other utilities specific to the system hardware. Even if you can install this Windows Me operating system on your physical computer, you may not be able to install it in a VMware Workstation virtual machine. You may need to purchase a new copy of Windows to install in a virtual machine.

Before installing the operating system, be sure that you have already created a new virtual machine and configured it using the New Virtual Machine Wizard (on Windows hosts) or Configuration Wizard (on Linux hosts).

Installation Steps for Windows Me as a Guest Operating System

Installation Steps for Windows Me as a Guest Operating System

Follow these steps to install Windows Me as a guest operating system:

  1. Use the VMware Workstation Configuration Editor to verify the virtual machine's devices are set up as you expect before starting the installation. For example, if you would like the Windows Me Setup program to install networking services, be sure that a virtual Ethernet adapter is installed in the virtual machine's configuration. VMware also recommends that you disable the screen saver on the host system before starting the installation process.

  2. Insert the Windows Me CD in the CD-ROM drive.

  3. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Me.

  4. Choose to boot from CD-ROM, then select Start Windows Me Setup from CD-ROM. The setup program runs FDISK and reboots.

  5. Once again, choose to boot from CD-ROM, then select Start Windows Me Setup from CD-ROM. The setup program continues installing Windows Me.

  6. Follow the Windows Me installation steps as you would for a physical computer.

After installing your guest operating system, you are ready to install VMware Tools as described in Installing VMware Tools.

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