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Use disk drive in VMware Workstation


I recently purchased an old game which I sued to play, and it broke my Windows 8 laptop. Don't ask how, I think it was something to do with the boot configuration when I installed it, as the computer needed to restart to complete the installation. I want to play this game so I got an old copy of XP and installed it on a Virtual Machine instead.

This so far works a treat. However, when loading my disk into my disk drive, the XP Virtual Machine is not picking it up that there's anything in the disk drive. Does anyone have any ideas how I can do this? Thanks for your time.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2.90 Ghz
    8 GB DDR3
    Internet Speed
    Really bad
    Internet Explorer 11
    Malware Bytes Pro/Microsoft Defender

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