Windows 10: WIN XP (32 bit) VM's convert from VMWare - I'm VMWare free now

Discus and support WIN XP (32 bit) VM's convert from VMWare - I'm VMWare free now in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; Hi there For some people there's still a need to run XP systems - even as VM's. To run XP VM's on the latest hardware and Linux kernels (KVM) -... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by jimbo45, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    WIN XP (32 bit) VM's convert from VMWare - I'm VMWare free now


    Hi there

    For some people there's still a need to run XP systems - even as VM's.

    To run XP VM's on the latest hardware and Linux kernels (KVM) - forget about converting from VMWare / VBOX if you have those

    Install again from new --- use Windows XP Pro with SP3 or later . For install the initial disk must be defined as IDE , the install cd must be set up as an ide iso cdrom and you need to set the chipset as i440FX not Q35 as XP will bomb out because it won't until after installation support AHCI. You need to set sound driver to AC97, and ensure the virtio iso is also enabled. USB needs to be USB2 as well. You can of course host these VM's on SSD's or Nvme's for speed - the Host I/O will ensure max throughput where possible.

    Use Host CPU passthru in the setup.

    Install the VM -- after boot just browse the virtio iso and wherever you find a folder xp select the i386 version and then simply right mouse click on the .inf or setup file select install.

    Now shut down the VM, change the network adapter(s) to virtio, video qxl to qxl and re-boot

    Now in control panel go to hardware and against any devices with a ? just click properties, update driver and unchecl connect to internet.

    For a Browser use Firefox-esr version or Basilik / Pale moon. You will need IE8 to download firefox then you are in business.

    I'm now 100% independent of VMWare / VBOX now (Thank goodness - and KVM is FREE). Even my Minidisc recorder is working again.


    WIN XP (32 bit) VM's convert from VMWare - I'm VMWare free now [​IMG]



    BTW running W2K19 server and WinXP together uses far less CPU resources than just the latest build of W10 alone - so there's definitely either a whole slew of diagnostic stuff that's being captured in W10 and being sent to Ms or there's a massive amount of boat or inefficient coding in it.


    WIN XP (32 bit) VM's convert from VMWare - I'm VMWare free now [​IMG]


    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Mar 21, 2021
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  2. How do i convert a Win 10 Pro Pysical machine to a vmware vm.

    I want to do this while using system resources.

    The vm will be hosted on the same hardware. I will be using VMware's free vSphere hypervisor on the bare metal that the win 10 machine is currently on.

    I have attempted to use the VMware stand alone converter but it fails.

    Assistance would be greatly appreciated.
     
    ArmySithLord, Mar 21, 2021
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  3. Old_hand Win User
    Using VMWare on Win 10.

    This does come down to Win 10 Home version and Virtualization. I've been to
    VMWare Help and tried all the advice - nothing.

    I had to Reinstall Windows on my (3 months old) office pc through no fault of mine [vide my problems earlier this month during
    Download].

    Anyway, VMWare installed and worked fine before I had to
    Reinstall Windows. The new available Workstation 15 has gone up an improvement, and now I can't install
    VMWare Tools.

    Here is what I've tried:

    Checking that Virtualization hadn't been turned off in the BIOS
    - it hadn't.

    Making sure that the CD/DVD was looking at the System and not the
    D: - in fact I tried both ways, and still the VMWare Tools service was greyed-out in the
    Virtual Machine.

    VMWare suggested opening VMWare
    in Program Files (32-bit) and installing the Tools
    from there, but the program insisted that the XP Guest
    should be 64-bit and not 32-bit.

    Can anyone help, please?
     
    Old_hand, Mar 21, 2021
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  4. Naki Win User

    WIN XP (32 bit) VM's convert from VMWare - I'm VMWare free now

    Feature suggestion: Add VMware logo for VMware videocard

    I am using a Windows 7 64-bit OS with VMware on it, on which I run various VMs.
    When running GPU-Z under a VMware VM, the videocard logo in GPU-Z is empty.
    I see that GPU-Z is aware VMware exists, looking at the stats here:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/stats.php

    I suggest adding a VMware logo, since clicking the logo shows the GPU-Z About screen, and with no logo you can't click (although you can find the About screen in the system menu).
    Here is a good logo:


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