3
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2answers
418 views

Turn off Internet access for Windows XP VMware Fusion guest

I am using a VMware Fusion 6 Windows XP guest to run some legacy Windows software on my Mac. I would like to turn off Internet access for the VM so Windows XP can't pick up any nastyware online. ...
0
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1answer
496 views

Virtual machine running Windows XP won't boot after growing hard disk

I have what I thought initially was a common problem. I use a Windows XP Professional VM for work on a daily basis. I was running out of space and I chose to use vmware-vdiskmanager to grow the disk ...
2
votes
1answer
543 views

No DNS resolution when running XP in VMWare Fusion with a static IP

I'm winning Windows XP under VMWare Fusion on my OSX 10.7.4 in bridged mode. I need to be able to reference the Guest (XP) via a hostname, as it hosts a server i use in development. To achieve that, ...
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1answer
414 views

After 10.7.3 update network does not work in a Vmware virtual machine

I have a macbook running OS X 10.7.2. I run windows xp as virtual machine using vmware fusion 4.0.2. Recently I updated OS X to 10.7.3 and network does not work anymore on the windows xp virtual ...
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vote
1answer
483 views

MAC OS X 10.6.8 - Uninstalling VMWare Fusion

Does anyone know if uninstalling Fusion (using the correct uninstaller for it), also uninstall Windows and associated apps? If not, is there a correct sequence to get rid of all things Windows ...
4
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1answer
137 views

VMWare Fusion guest application list

How does VMWare Fusion compile its list of guest OS applications (specifically for Windows) that can be found by "show package contents" of USER/Documents/Virtual Machines/VMNAME and then in the ...
0
votes
1answer
508 views

Windows XP never quits VMWare Fusion, how to shut it down?

One Windows XP VM keeps looping the following 2 screens: Even I force-quit VMWare, next time VMWare restarts, it's the same screen. How can I shutdown the XP inside?
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2answers
741 views

Run a Windows XP Virtual Machine from an external disk via FireWire 800

I have a 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro with 4GB memory. I have a 120GB SSD but it only has about 25GB of free space. My Windows XP Virtual Machine currently uses just over 20GB of disk space. I ...
4
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2answers
8k views

VMWare Fusion - Which runs better, Windows 7 vs XP? 32bit or 64bit?

Looking for some advise on whether I should expect better or worse performance out of VMWare Fusion when hosting Windows XP vs Windows 7. Does 32bit vs 64bit make a huge difference? I'm a developer ...
0
votes
2answers
877 views

How to install Windows XP on a Mac OS X using VMware Fusion 3

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
894 views

How's VirtualBox compare to VMWare and Parallels, in terms of resource requirement?

For some reason, I need to boot Windows XP occasionally on my MacBook Air. Among VirtualBox, VMWare Fusion and Parallels, which one consumes the least resource from my MacBook (say, running IE and ...
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vote
1answer
318 views

VMware Fusion 3.1.1: Keys randomly stuck in XP guest while typing

I'm having a strange issue where keys will randomly repeat on my WinXP guest OS within VMware Fusion as I am typing. When a character starts repeating (this could be a letter, number, space, or even ...
1
vote
1answer
807 views

How do I get a FireWire drive to show up as a drive (as opposed to a shared folder) in a VMWare Windows XP virtual machine on my Mac?

I’ve got a Windows XP vitual machine running in VMWare 2 on my Mac. I’ve got a FireWire drive with a Windows-readable partition on it plugged into my Mac. This Windows partition shows up in the ...
2
votes
2answers
982 views

Resizing MacOSX Leopard partition (Boot Camp, VMWare Fusion 2.0 and Windows XP Pro)

Running an Intel Mac Mini with 1.5GB RAM and an 80GB HDD with Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard. With a Windows XP Pro partition (25GB) via Boot Camp and VMWare Fusion 2.0; the Windows partition is nearly out of ...
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2answers
3k views

Removing a bogus “not genuine” message from XP

I built a VM with an unused XP license I have using an unattend.txt process. Is there a way to remove the warning message saying my install may not be genuine, and I need to "Get Genuine" from MS?
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1answer
2k views

Cannot install VMWare Tools in VMWare Fusion

I have a Macbook Pro running VMWare Fusion 2 which I use to run Windows XP Pro. For several weeks, the small VMWare Tools icon in the tasktray of the VM had a yellow exclamation point and in the menu, ...
5
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7answers
14k views

Windows XP hangs when shutting down in VMWare Fusion

Here's the background: I use a Macbook from this year and run VMWare Fusion (newest update). One of my VM's is Windows XP Professional. Two times recently, I have brought up the VM window to see that ...