jhbb
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latest version of vmware-tools for windows xp guest

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I'm new to this forum.

Presently, I am using VMware Player 6.0.6 build 2700073 on  Host: Linux, with Guest: Windows XP SP3 using VMware Tools Version: 10.0.9 build-3917699.

My Questions:

1.     Is Vmware-Tools version 10.0.9 the most recent version that will run on Windows XP SP3.

2.     If there is a newer version, where can I download it.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Vmware tools 10.0.12 does support wiindows XP. see below release notes.

VMware Tools 10.0.12 Release Notes

VMware Tools support for Guest Operating Systems in 10.0.12

  • VMware Tools support for Guest Operating Systems in version 10.0.12
    • winPreVista.iso supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003.
    • linuxPreGLibc25.iso supports Linux guest operating systems earlier than Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, Ubuntu 7.04, and other distributions with glibc version earlier than 2.5.
    • darwinPre15.iso supports Mac OS X versions 10.10.x and older.
  • VMware Tools 7.7.0 support for the following guest operating systems has been already frozen
    • winPre2k.iso supports versions earlier than Windows 2000.

If there is a newer version, where can I download it.

Download VMware vSphere

Regards,

Randhir

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Vmware tools 10.0.12 does support wiindows XP. see below release notes.

VMware Tools 10.0.12 Release Notes

VMware Tools support for Guest Operating Systems in 10.0.12

  • VMware Tools support for Guest Operating Systems in version 10.0.12
    • winPreVista.iso supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003.
    • linuxPreGLibc25.iso supports Linux guest operating systems earlier than Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, Ubuntu 7.04, and other distributions with glibc version earlier than 2.5.
    • darwinPre15.iso supports Mac OS X versions 10.10.x and older.
  • VMware Tools 7.7.0 support for the following guest operating systems has been already frozen
    • winPre2k.iso supports versions earlier than Windows 2000.

If there is a newer version, where can I download it.

Download VMware vSphere

Regards,

Randhir

If you found my answers useful please consider marking them as Correct OR Helpful

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jhbb
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Thank you for your reply.

With your help, I was able to locate and to extract the winPreVista.iso at the link you provided.

I have successfully installed the newer VMware-Tools version 10.0.12 build 4448496 in my guest Windows XP SP3 o/s and it seems to be working fine.

Since the Windows XP o/s is no longer supported, I expect that version 10.0.12 of VMware-Toiols will be the last tools update that I will have to worry about for this particular virtual machine.

Once again, thank you for your assistance.

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