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VMware Player Tutorial 4 – Using XP Software

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VMware Player Tutorial 4 – Using XP Software

Our virtual Windows XP machine is ready, so lets have a look at the steps we need to take to install a Windows XP only application onto our XP VM. In this video we’ll install an old game called “Breath of Fire IV”. This game refuses to run in Windows 7 or Windows 8, but just about manages to run in Windows XP.

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VMware Player Tutorial 3 – Setting up Windows XP

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VMware Player Tutorial 3 – Setting up Windows XP

Now that we have our VMware virtual machine configured, this tutorial will show you how to setup Windows XP. Setting up XP in VMware Player is extremely easy, the process is highly automated and for the most part all you need to do is sit back and wait.

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VMware Player Tutorial 2 – Setting up a VM

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VMware Player Tutorial 2 – Setting up a VM

Now that VMware player is installed, we can go ahead and create our first virtual machine. In these tutorials we will be creating a virtual machine for running Windows XP.

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VMWare Player Tutorial 1 – Installing VMWare Player

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VMWare Player Tutorial 1 – Installing VMWare Player

In this tutorial we’ll look at how to install VMWare Player. If you are confident installing software you can skip ahead to the next tutorial, otherwise read here for a step by step guide.

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Are virtual machines for me?

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Are virtual machines for me?

Many users have been looking for a way they can keep Windows XP around, without relying on it for their day to day computing tasks. One way to do this is to use a virtual machine, but what does this mean, and is this approach right for you?

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Troubleshooting compatibility

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Troubleshooting compatibility

It can be frustrating to get your shiny new computer, only to find that a well loved old game or utility simply won’t run any more. Sometimes, older software can be persuaded to run by using various compatibility tools. Some of these tools are built into Windows itself, while others need to be downloaded separately. The tutorials on this page will discuss how to best use these tools to fight the compatibility gremlins.

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