How to optimize or win xp virtual machine for the best performance???
have a look at this whitepaper
I wish links to answers like this would remain on this site (along with many others).... It's kinda painfull for a nub like me.
( httttttp://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vdi-xp-guide.pdf )
Google took me to this: https://communities.vmware.com/wbsdv95928/attachments/wbsdv95928/3012/65965/1/VDI%20OSChecklist.pdf