dogmaster
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Software CD Not Recognized by WinXPsp2 Under Fusion 1.1.3

This same CD is recognized by the same drive (on a MacBookPro) and installs/runs perfectly under native Windows via bootcamp.

If it were a flawed media CD it likely wouldn't install under any environment, but my inability for the CD to even be recognized by Windows XPsp2 under VMware makes me think this is a VMware Fusion configuration issue of some kind. The removable device drive of the Virtual Machine (XPsp2) is set to automatically detect physical CD/DVD drive and has the "CONNECTED box" checked.

Any suggestions?

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rcardona2k
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Does the CD show up on the OS X desktop? If not, does it appear if you Disconnect the physical drive from the virtual machine (CD/DVD > Disconnect). If it does appear, reconnecting (CD/DVD > Connect CD/DVD) should make it disappear from OS X and appear in Windows. Check Windows Explorer (Start > Run > explorer) for the D:\ drive or the first drive after the internal HD (C:).

Is Fusion 1.1.3 a typo?

dogmaster
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Thanks for the tips. I'm hoping the problem wasn't as simple as

activating the VM env by clicking inside the XP window.

I did get the software to install, but the MacBook Pro's drive began to

wind down until it stopped, at which point the VM hung for many minutes

and was completely unresponsive.

It finally came back, I shut everything down, re-started, and things

SEEM to be OK for now.

Part of the problem may be this VM image was moved from an old admin

account to the current admin account, and the original admin account was

deleted. Possible some config files may not have been moved, or updated

(path-wise) after pointing VMware to the new location of the VMware image.

As for the typo, I heard on one of VMware's automated support messages

that the latest VMware version was 1.1.3. As I've been running 1.1,

when I heard this I was naturally was concerned I'd missed an update and

went to their support site to locate/download it. Not finding a 1.1.3

update, I called them back was told 1.1 is in fact the latest release

and mirror's their in-house/engineering version 1.1.3.

Thanks again for your help!

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As for the typo, I heard on one of VMware's automated support messages

that the latest VMware version was 1.1.3. As I've been running 1.1,

when I heard this I was naturally was concerned I'd missed an update and

went to their support site to locate/download it. Not finding a 1.1.3

update, I called them back was told 1.1 is in fact the latest release

and mirror's their in-house/engineering version 1.1.3.

What number did you call to get this message? That's very wrong (we only give numbers like that to release versions), and we should correct the message.

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