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Windows XP Guest

Windows XP Guest

The following steps provide examples of what you may see as your guest operating system recognizes the new virtual hardware. The specific steps may vary, depending on the configuration of the virtual machine.

  1. Power on the virtual machine and let it update the CMOS.
  2. Install the new version of VMware Tools. For details, see Installing VMware Tools.
  3. Shut down Windows and power off the virtual machine.
  4. Choose File > Upgrade Virtual Hardware.
  5. A dialog box cautions you that the operation is irreversible and recommends that you back up the virtual disks before proceeding. If you are ready to proceed, click Yes.
  6. A dialog box displays a message describing what is about to happen. Click OK to continue.
  7. Power on the virtual machine.
  8. Windows detects the VMware SVGA adapter. Select Install the software automatically and follow the on-screen instructions.
  9. A dialog box asks you to insert a disk. Navigate to C:\Program Files\VMware\drivers to install the VMware SVGA II adapter.
  10. If you have serial ports configured in the virtual machine, go to the Windows Device Manager and uninstall all the COM ports listed there.
  11. Restart the virtual machine.
  12. Windows detects the COM ports and installs them properly.

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