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can i install windows xp on vmware

samgabbay

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im using windows 8 but can i install windows xp on vmware player to play games such as combat arms
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 X64 Bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G62 Notebook
    Memory
    DDR3 [PC3-10600] 2048 MBytes Samsung 3836 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 256MB
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio Device ATI Technologies Inc. Realtek High Definition Audio Realtek
    Hard Drives
    240GB AND RECOVERY (CANNOT BE USED TO RECOVER)
    Internet Speed
    1MBPS or something
    Other Info
    these stats are from siw and other software evaluation

windude99

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im using windows 8 but can i install windows xp on vmware player to play games such as combat arms
You can install Windwos XP on VMware on Windows 8, but I do NOT think it will play games well. Virtual machines are not for playing games. I recommend you install Widnwos XP on a physical computer to play Combat Arms.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 7 Professional
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion P7-1010
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X4 645 3.1ghz
    Motherboard
    Foxxcon N-Alvorix RSS80
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1066
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    Sapphire Radeon HD 5670
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    Realtek Integrated Audio
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    HP 2011x
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    1. 128gb Crucial M4
    2. Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200.12rpm
    3. Western Digital Caviar Green 1tb 5400rpm
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    HP OEM
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    Coolermaster Heatsink and Fan
    Keyboard
    HP OEM
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    HP OEM
    Internet Speed
    20 Megabits down/ 4 up

samgabbay

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thx
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 X64 Bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G62 Notebook
    Memory
    DDR3 [PC3-10600] 2048 MBytes Samsung 3836 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 256MB
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio Device ATI Technologies Inc. Realtek High Definition Audio Realtek
    Hard Drives
    240GB AND RECOVERY (CANNOT BE USED TO RECOVER)
    Internet Speed
    1MBPS or something
    Other Info
    these stats are from siw and other software evaluation

Hopachi

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You can always give it a try in a VM. The worst case scenario.
But if its working well you don't need to mess with dualboot issues (when installing) of XP disabling Windows 8 boot and so on.

For example if combat arms requires:

• Windows 2000 or XP
• Pentium 3, 1 GHz
• 256Mb RAM
• GeForce 2 MX or equivalent video card
• DirectX 9.0C
• 2Gb Hard Disk Space
• 128 kb/s Internet Connection


then VMware can handle it if your pc is good enough.

Regards
Hopachi
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

samgabbay

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can i run combat arms on win xp with these specs and can you give me the isos if i can

here are my two specs report if u need http://sdrv.ms/Kspugd and i did these reports when i had windows 7 and now i have windows 8


HTML ReportComputer Name: SAMUEL-HP

System Vendor

PropertyValue
ManufacturerHewlett-Packard
Serial NumberCNF0457NDX
ModelHP G62 Notebook PC


BIOS Information

PropertyValue
VendorHewlett-Packard
VersionF.29
Board Product ID1444


Processor Information

PropertyValue
Summary1 Physical Processors / 4 Cores / 4 Logical Processors / 64 bits
NameAMD Phenom(tm) II P940 Quad-Core Processor
VendorAuthenticAMD
Original System Clock200 MHz


Storage Device Information

NameSizeModelManufacturer
0320.0 GBSAMSUNG HM321HI


Logical Disk Information

NameTypeSizeFree Space
C:\Local Disk280.4 (GB)222.1 (GB)
D:\ (RECOVERY)Local Disk17766 (MB)2570 (MB)
E:\DVD
F:\ (HP_TOOLS)Local Disk99 (MB)89 (MB)
H:\DVD


Memory Information

Device LocatorMemory TypeCapacityManufacturerModel
Slot 1DDR3 [PC3-10600]2048 MBytesSamsungM471B5773CHS-CH9
Slot 2DDR3 [PC3-10600]2048 MBytesSamsungM471B5773CHS-CH9


Display Adapter Information

PropertyValue
AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250256 MBytes


Sound Adapter Information

PropertyValue
ATI High Definition Audio DeviceATI Technologies Inc.
Realtek High Definition AudioRealtek


Network Adapter Information

ModelTypeStatus
Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi AdapterWIRELESS LANConnected [65 Mbps]
Realtek PCIe FE Family ControllerWIREDDisconnected [100 Mbps]


 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 X64 Bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G62 Notebook
    Memory
    DDR3 [PC3-10600] 2048 MBytes Samsung 3836 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 256MB
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio Device ATI Technologies Inc. Realtek High Definition Audio Realtek
    Hard Drives
    240GB AND RECOVERY (CANNOT BE USED TO RECOVER)
    Internet Speed
    1MBPS or something
    Other Info
    these stats are from siw and other software evaluation

Hopachi

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Thanks for the info.

I used XP in VMware and works pretty good with older games.
My graphic card has 1024mb but the VM only uses 128mb which is enough for the most scenarios.

Unfortunately I don't have any iso's so you'll have to search them yourself (google).

You should install the latest version of Vmware Player Download VMware Player 4.0.3 - FileHippo.com
Skip this step if you already have it installed.

Windows XP (sp3 recommended with DX9c):
- can get from 1024 to 2048 mb ram
- leave the 3D acceleration enabled (it will use 128mb out of the 256mb on the host)

Didn't tested any AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 but with 256mb is just in the game's requirements and should work.
But XP will use 128mb in the VM so that's a minimum requirements range and there can be lags => but is better to test this first to know if you'll really need dualboot or not.

Good Luck
Hopachi
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

Hopachi

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Don't forget to install the VMware Tools after XP is installed.
This way it will improve performance with the accelerated (128mb) graphics adapter.

That should do.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

samgabbay

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how can i dualboot windows xp and keep windows 8
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 X64 Bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G62 Notebook
    Memory
    DDR3 [PC3-10600] 2048 MBytes Samsung 3836 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 256MB
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio Device ATI Technologies Inc. Realtek High Definition Audio Realtek
    Hard Drives
    240GB AND RECOVERY (CANNOT BE USED TO RECOVER)
    Internet Speed
    1MBPS or something
    Other Info
    these stats are from siw and other software evaluation

Hopachi

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how can i dualboot windows xp and keep windows 8

XP doesn't know the 8 bootloader, which is newer, and it will overwrite/delete it.
An XP installation always removes newer boot loaders, but a fix is possible to restore the Win 8 bootloader:

After the installation of XP you will boot with XP.
Reboot with the Win 8 DVD and go to advanced -> repair (startup repair) and it should fix the Win8 boot problem (the XP entry should be kept if i'm not mistaken).
I haven't tried it with Win 8. But this worked a while back in Vista and I think it will work on Win 8.

If you still have problems with the bootloaders after this try to add a missing bootloader with Easybcd: EasyBCD - Take control of your boot loader | NeoSmart Technologies

Good luck

Hopachi
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

samgabbay

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I think il fiddle with 8 for now
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 X64 Bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G62 Notebook
    Memory
    DDR3 [PC3-10600] 2048 MBytes Samsung 3836 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 256MB
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio Device ATI Technologies Inc. Realtek High Definition Audio Realtek
    Hard Drives
    240GB AND RECOVERY (CANNOT BE USED TO RECOVER)
    Internet Speed
    1MBPS or something
    Other Info
    these stats are from siw and other software evaluation

jimbo45

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Hi there
I'm not a gamer so I can't say how much the game interacts with the actual physical video hardware -- however the LATEST releases of VMware provide much better 3-D graphic "Virtual Hardware" so it could possibly work fine.

Best thing is to try it and see -- run it in its own VM --not XP mode -- that way you have more control over fiddling around with the settings etc.

You'll need an XP install disk of course if you do this -- don't activate until you've tested the game to see if it works.

When you are happy just activate the XP system by phone -- shouldn't be any problem --tell MS you've moved the XP to new hardware because you still need to run some legacy applications. Don't mention Virtual Machines -- my experience in dealing with anybody from a call center is that they are given prepared scripts and aren't allowed to deviate from the very narrow range of questions -- any mention of Virtual machines will drive them totally Bonkers.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

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