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Installing Windows XP as a Guest Operating System

Installing Windows XP as a Guest Operating System

You can install Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional in a virtual machine using the full installation CD.

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.

Note: To use SCSI disks in a Windows XP virtual machine, you need a special SCSI driver available from the download section of the VMware Web site at www.vmware.com/download. Follow the instructions on the Web site to use the driver with a fresh installation of Windows XP.

  1. Insert the Windows XP CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows XP.

  3. Follow the Windows XP 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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