4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2009 10:25 AM by rajatgoel RSS

    Vmware player 3.0 XP Mode compatibility

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      Can't get vmware player 3.0 (build 203739) to play / import / convert the Microsoft Virtual PC virtual machine containing the XP Mode installation.

       

       

      I just get an error "Failed to open virtual machine: Failed to query source for information".

       

       

      Vmware player isn't installed in a directory containing non-ASCII characters (as per the known issue in the release notes) it's in the default install location C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player

       

       

      Doesn't seem to be much in the UI log file, just:

       

       

      Oct 30 12:07:44.235: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActiveFullScreen: action=0

      Oct 30 12:07:44.235: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActiveFullScreen: Ungrab MKS

      Oct 30 12:07:54.531: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActiveFullScreen: action=0

      Oct 30 12:07:54.531: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActiveFullScreen: Ungrab MKS

      Oct 30 12:07:54.531: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActivePlayer: m_bActive=1

      Oct 30 12:08:01.170: player| VMDlg::ShowDialog: Failed to open virtual machine: Failed to query source for information.

      Oct 30 12:08:01.170: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActiveFullScreen: action=0

      Oct 30 12:08:01.170: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActiveFullScreen: Ungrab MKS

      Oct 30 12:08:03.733: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActiveFullScreen: action=0

      Oct 30 12:08:03.733: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActiveFullScreen: Ungrab MKS

      Oct 30 12:08:03.733: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActivePlayer: m_bActive=1

      Oct 30 12:08:05.498: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActiveFullScreen: action=0

      Oct 30 12:08:05.498: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActiveFullScreen: Ungrab MKS

      Oct 30 12:08:10.638: player| PlayerFrame::UpdateActivePlayer: m_bActive=0

       

       

      Should the XP mode virtual machine be completely untouched, i.e. not started by Windows 7, or should it be configured / activated etc before being imported into vmware?