How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

In this article, we will examine how to install VMware Tools on Windows XP installed on the VMware Workstation virtualization program on Windows 10.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

You need to install VMware Tools on a Windows XP virtual machine that you have installed on VMware Workstation. The main reasons for installing VMware Tools in Windows XP are;

  • You can achieve better mouse mobility between the virtual machine and the host.
  • You can install virtual machine drivers.
  • You can use the virtual machine in full-screen mode.
  • You can exchange files between the host and the virtual machine.
  • You can use the virtual machine more efficiently.

After installing a Windows or Linux operating system with VMware, the first thing you should do is install VMware Tools. With the help of VMware Tools, you can use the items mentioned above.

In the previous article, we installed VMware Tools on Windows 7. In this article, we will install VMware Tools on Windows XP running on VMware virtual machine.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP Virtual Machine?

If you have not installed Windows XP with VMware before, you can click here to browse our related article. Now, you can follow the steps below to install VMware Tools on Windows XP Guest step by step.

   Step 1

Before you install Windows XP VMware Tools, you can check if the virtual machine is not in full screen.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

   Step 2

To use the virtual machine in full-screen mode, you must install VMware Tools. To install VMware Tools on Windows XP, click VM / Install VMware Tools.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

   Step 3

Preparing for installation of VMware Tools …

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

   Step 4

Select Complete in the Choose Setup Type window and click Next.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

   Step 5

Click Install to start VMware Tools installation in Windows XP.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

   Step 6

Wait while VMware Tools is loading. This process will be completed shortly.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

   Step 7

After installing VMware Tools, click Finish.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

   Step 8

Click Yes to restart your Windows XP virtual machine for the changes to take effect.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

   Step 9

Click View / Fit Guest Now to enable the Full Screen mode after the virtual machine restarts.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

   Step 10

When you review the image below, you can see that the Windows XP virtual machine is now running in full screen mode.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

   Step 11

You can also share files with the drag-and-drop method between your Windows XP virtual machine and your Host.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows XP?

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   Final Word

In this article, we’ve viewed step-by-step how to install VMware Tools on Windows XP Professional running on VMware. And finally, we have checked the drag and drop functionality. Thanks for following us!

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