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Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in PC Maintenance, Troubleshooting Compatibility | 0 comments

VMware Player Tutorial 4 – Using XP Software

Our virtual Windows XP machine is ready, so let’s have a look at the steps we need to take to install a Windows XP only application onto our  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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Additional notes

Several of the sequences in the video, such as rebooting the XP virtual machine or starting programs, were shortened, so don’t worry if your VM doesn’t seem as fast as ours.

If you need to manually download the Xbox 360 controller drivers, you can do so here.

Due to the performance penalties and other inconveniences of running software inside a VM, we always recommend that you check for a new, updated version of your program before you resort to running it in a virtual machine like this. If your game or program won’t run even inside a virtual Windows XP machine, your only other options may be to keep an XP computer around or try to configure a dual booting system, which can be complex and even more inconvenient.

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