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Sandip Dedhia

Sandip Dedhia

Sandip Dedhia is the founder of Blogsdna.com, he loves to write on technology, gadgets & web services. At Blogsdna you can read his Windows tutorials, free and useful software related articles. He is on twitter too @sandipnd View author profile

  • conqrr

    I find virtualbox much easier and since its opensource i like it. it works perfectly to virtualize puppy linux in xp, i will try win7 on it, but is there any way to get aero working with host os xp??????

  • http://www.blogsdna.com Sandip

    @conqrr Yes we can get Aero in windows xp, Check out this http://www.ghacks.net/2008/12/25/windows-xp-aero/

  • vamsi

    Just install vitrualbox.. it will do everything

  • dnoiz

    I have no network. Any ideas? I used your .vmx file.

    r.

  • dnoiz

    Found a solution on the WWW, change LAN interface to,

    ethernet0.virtualdev = “e1000″

    r.

  • dnoiz

    One last note, the following site also creates working virtual ‘disks’ (2GB sized) for Windows 7. I’m sure the .vmx files created are also good,

    http://www.easyvmx.com/new-easyvmx.shtml

    Now I’m off to 7th heaven ;-).

    r.

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  • $-dRaG

    hi how do you delete the virtual drive with all the 30gb i created after testing windows 7?

  • http://mrvivekr.blogspot.com Vivek Raman

    Great work man,
    It worked like a charm.
    Though a point to note: Windows 7 will not install < 10 GB

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  • Larry

    Thanks for good blogpost.

    I’ve installed Win7 to virtual machine that was created by easyvmx.com. Remember to set guest os to Windows Vista (winVista in vmx-file) and set virtual cpus to 1. Otherwise Windows 7 may work slowly.

    I have two problems: USB devices are not recognized even if I connect them from VmWare Players USB device menus. I have understanded that I should set virtual machive to use USB 2.0. I don’t know what I should write to vmx-file or is that solution to problem. Please, could somebody tell me what Vmware Workstation or Server set to vmx-file then you install USB 2.0 device to virtual machine?

    Second problem is parallel port: I have set /dev/lp0 as LPT1-device but vmware tries everytime open /dev/parport0 device. If I set device to “abc” then VmWare Player tries to open “abc”. It seems that lp0 is always converted to partport0. How I tell to vmware player that it should use /dev/lp0 device instead of /dev/parport0 device?

    I wan’t to make this change because parport0 cannot be opened even if I have full rights to it, same problem was with printer installations and using lp0 was solution with them.

    Thanks for everybody who can help me with these small problems.

  • Frank

    How fast does ur computer have 2 b

  • http://www.trunker.info rec9140

    For Larry and the USB issues:

    Look at:
    http://sanbarrow.com/vmx/vmx-usb-ports.html

    For the VMX settings related to USB, this should clear that up for you.

    A couple of changes to the predefined VMX:

    1) Network:

    The default is a NAT’d network connection, which will most likely not be what most users want. Put the line below in your VMX:
    ethernet0.connectionType = “bridged”

    This will cause the VM to pull an IP via DHCP from your router and on your local network. This will help to eliminate problems with Samba shares etc..

    2) Priority

    In addition to the changes previously mentioned you will get better performance with the following added to your VMX:

    priority.grabbed = “high”
    priority.ungrabbed = “high”

    This will provided near physical performance. Only use on adequate systems or your host os may not keep up.

  • Max

    Installed vmware tools using VMware workstation and the network card no work, doesn’t seem to want to work

    How does one install vmware tools so that the card works properly

    I tried setting the base O/S to Win Server 2k8 and I got the sound card working, tried setting the base O/S to Windows Vista and no luck

    I am running vmware workstation 6.5.1 build 126130

    Thnx for your help :)

  • Yuri Bikov

    Hello
    When I try to install windows 7 build 7048 iso on my laptop which has XP Pro installed using the VMware player by following the instructions and using the pre-configured windows7.vmx file and a windows7.vmdk 10G file created with Qemu I get the following fault messages :
    No bootable device was detected
    PXE-E53:No boot filename received
    PXE-M0F:Exiting Intel PXE ROM
    Operating System not found
    I am sure that the windows 7 iso is ok as I can start to install it using an the iso on a 4.7Gb R/W disk.
    Is this fault due to me having as SATA hard drive instead of an EIDE hard drive?
    Hope someone can assist me as I am new to VMware products.
    Many Thanks

  • KlaassieM

    My host system is Vista.
    I did have the same problem with the messages:
    No bootable device was detected
    PXE-E53:No boot filename received
    PXE-M0F:Exiting Intel PXE ROM
    Operating System not found

    Solution for me was to change the following in the vmx file:
    ide1:0.startConnected = “TRUE”

    When Windows7 was installed, I did not get the ethernet adapter working. The tip from DNOIZ was the golden one for me, Thanks a lot!!!
    (change LAN interface to ethernet0.virtualdev = “e1000?)

  • KEITH

    WOULD THIS APPLIED IF I WANTED TO INSTALL XP ON VMWARE WITH THE CURRENT OS BEING WIN 7 BETA AND WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO INSTALL I TRY TO BUT , WHEN I START VM WARE DESTOP I GET

    ” NAVAGATION WEBPAGE WAS CANCELLED ” CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY!

  • http://gadgetboi.wordpress.com rangga aditya

    wow… sorry. wrong language….
    I really want to ask about this vmware player 2.01 which I use. I tried to install ubuntu on it but why it wont show any response after I open the vmx file for ubuntu? then I’ve tried press F2 so that the vmware player would boot via dvd but still o response. and i tried to close the application but the vmware said it was busy so i have to use end task. what’s with this vmware player? anyone can help me? i really want to try linux. i’m a newbie in this….

  • koullis81

    i am trying to create a disk with 2gb but the files of virtual empty disk not appear

  • CharlieB.

    no thanks. too much for test this “new kid”
    better , purchase a spare HD for a few bucks and then install the thing on it. after some hours playing, return to your production machine. whatever OS it is now.

    cheers.

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  • Daniel

    >I have created virtual disk of size 10GB & divided into
    >2GB files using Vmware-vdiskmanager comes with Vmware
    >workstation, Reason of doing this is that Windows XP doesn’t
    >support files larger then 2 GB because of addressing issue.

    I have Windows XP SP2 and have many files >2GB, even a couple 40+ GB. Are you using NTFS?

  • Gabriel

    Excellent work.
    Thank you very much!