I made a Win98SE from scratch using Microsoft's Virtual PC 2007 and I would like to be able to use it with VMWare Player. After installing VMWare Player and starting it, it asked for a VMX "virtual machine configuration file." Well, the configuration file created using VPC 2007 is a VMC file and, when I try using that to open my Win98SE VM, it starts to import it but then gives an error message stating that the "Importer has encountered an internal error: boot.ini was not found on the active partition."
How do I use my Win98SE VM with VMWare Player? It works fine in Virtual PC 2007.
Virtual PC and Virtual Server virtual machines with Windows 9x, and non-
Windows guest operating systems (for example, Linux and DOS), are not
compatible with VMware Virtual Machine Importer.
Thanks for your response. I also have just found that VMWare Player will not open a WinXP VM made with Virtual PC 2007, giving a Importer error that "\[Reconfig: 0x33] file not found." So, even though VMWare Player is said to support Virtual PC, it apparently doesn't do so at all.
Well Virtual PC 2007 was release sometime after the release of VMware Player, so I would not be surprised if there may be some issues.
At the time VMware Player was release there was only Virtual PC 2004.
I have successfully imported Virtual PC 2004 images into both VMware Workstation 5.x and VMware Player 1.x.
Have you tried the VMware Converter yet?
Thought I'd just go ahead and make a new VM for Win98SE to use with VMWare Player at http://easyvmx.com/ . After doing so, however, and using Player to format and install Win98SE, I was disappointed to find that the display would only support 16 colors, which doesn't suit my purposes at all.
I've now managed to accomplish what I needed to do using Virtual PC 2007, so I am no longer in need of assistance with my problem. Thanks to Kevin for responding to my questions.
To get more colors and better performance overall, you need to install VMtools. Before abandoning VM for VPC you should do a little research here in the forums. If you give VM a chance you will see that it outperforms VPC in most tests, as well.