View Full Version : Can i install windows xp on vmware?
06-10-2012, 11:48 PM
I am just wondering is it possible to install Windows XP on VMware? Now Windows 8 Release Preview is running on my Hp laptop.
I used XP in VMware and works pretty good with older games.
06-11-2012, 12:00 AM
Yes, you can do it.
But I do not think it will play games well. Virtual machines are not for playing games.
06-11-2012, 02:08 AM
The System resources are shared between the Host and Client OS's so any resource intensive apps will slow down unless you have a lot of resources available.
06-14-2012, 09:52 PM
I want to install Windows 8 Release preview on the VM Workstation ver 6, and I got an error when I tried to install it. The error message is "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting info, and then we'll restart for you. (0% complete)".
Any suggestions on how to install it?
06-18-2012, 10:01 PM
Hope Windows 8 CP experience helps.
1)Download the correct ISO of Windows 8 consumer preview from official site here (http://www.forumswindows8.com/windows-8-download/).
2)Create a new virtual machine. Select ‘Typical’ and ‘I will Install the OS Later’ option on next screen.
3)On next screen, select Windows 7 ( or Windows 7 64 bit if you are going to install Windows 8 64 bit)
4)Set the Virtual machine name and location. Hard disk size can be anything more than 20GB. Customize additional hardware settings before powering on virtual machine. I have increased memory size to 2GB and configured 2 processor cores.
5)Mount the downloaded Windows 8 consumer preview ISO to CD/DVD drive of virtual machine.
6)Start the virtual machine and enter the below product key which is valid for consumer preview version as listed by Microsoft’s download page.
7) Once installation is completed and restarted, complete the initial setup steps.
If you do not have working Microsoft Live ID (Microsoft Account) or you are not sure about working internet connectivity inside virtual machine, you can select the Local Account option to login.
Next screen will be to setup the local user name and password. You must be landing on working Windows 8 desktop after login.
06-24-2012, 09:48 PM
hi sunyekerry, thank you so much for your suggestion. I'd like to try it with my win 8 rp.
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