How to Setup VMware Tools on Windows XP Virtual Machine
You need to install VMware Tools on a Microsoft Win XP VM that you have installed on VMware Workstation. The main reasons for installing VMware Tools in Microsoft WinXP are;
You can achieve better mouse mobility between the Guest machine and the host.
You can install Guest machine drivers.
You can use the Guest machine in full-screen mode.
You can exchange files between the host and the Guest machine.
You can use the Guest machine more efficiently.
After installing a Windowsor Linuxoperating system with VMware software, the first thing you should do is setup VM Tools. With the help of this software, you can use the items mentioned above.
In the previous article, we installed VMware Tools on Windows 7 operating system. In this article, we will setup VM Tools on Windows XP running on Workstation software.
How to Setup Guest Tools in Windows XP
If you have not installed WinXP with VM Workstation before, you can click hereto browse our related article. Now, you can follow the steps below to build guest software on Windows XP Guest step by step.
Before you install Microsoft WinXP Tools, you can check if the Win VM is not in full screen.
To use the virtual machine in full-screen mode, you must setup VM Tools. To setup the guest Tools, click VM / Install VMware Tools.
Preparing for installation of VMware Tools …
Select Complete in the Choose Setup Type window and click Next.
Click Install to start virtual machine additional software setup in Windows XP.
Wait while virtual machine software is loading. This process will be completed shortly.
After setting up virtual machine software, click Finish.
Click Yes to restart your WinXP virtual machine for the changes to take effect.
Click View / Fit Guest Now to enable the Full Screen mode after the virtual machine restarts.
When you review the image below, you can see that the WinXP virtual machine is now running in full screen mode.
You can also share files with the drag-and-drop method between your WinXP virtual machine and your Host.
VM Software Setup ⇒ Video
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In this article, we’ve viewed step-by-step how to install VM software on Win XP Professional running on VM Workstation. And finally, we have checked the drag and drop functionality. Thanks for following us!