Vmware Xp For Mac

As common removal devices, USB, iPhone, iPad is usually taken to save and transfer frequently-used or temporary data or files between other devices. For example, while you need to transfer data between USB, iPhone, iPad and popular PC or Mac, you would have to connect them successfully. Otherwise, nothing will be done.

Believe the easy connection between PC and USB or iPhone could not trouble you. So now let's just talk about how to connect removal USB, iPhone, iPad to Mac OS X, especially when you are running Mac OS X on VMware.


  • 1. Mac OS X runs successfully on VMware.
  • 2. USB, iPhone or iPad, and cable are OK.

Step 1: Connect the USB, iPhone or iPad to the host.

For Windows XP and Windows Vista virtual desktops, you can install the related driver by using ActivIdentify ActivClient. The following agent drivers are supported for PIV cards: n Charismathics (CSTC PIV 5.2.2). VMware Horizon Client for Mac Installation and Setup Guide. VMware Fusion delivers a secure and powerful desktop sandbox for running Windows or other operating systems on the Mac without rebooting. Use at home to run Windows DX11 games or for learning with a Personal License, or use Fusion Player to separate Work from Home life with a commercial license.

Connect the USB, iPhone or iPad to the host, and check whether host could recognize them. If they are recognized successfully, it means the removal devices and cable are right. And the Apple mobile device USB driver has been installed on host.

Step 2: Power on Mac OS X on VMware.

Run VMware Workstation, click Mac OS X and power on this virtual machine. Then sign in Mac OS X with user and password.

Step 3: Disconnect USB, iPhone from host and connect it to Mac on Virtual Machine.

While Mac OS X is running successfully on VMware, click the VM on top menu and select Removable DevicesApple iPhoneConnect (Disconnect from Host) or Removable DevicesKingston Data Traveler 3.0Connect (Disconnect from Host).

If nothing is wrong, iTunes on Mac OS X will automatically open and check iPhone or iPad etc iOS devices. Or you can see USB disk on Mac desktop.

However, if Mac OS X cannot recognize the iPhone, you would see nothing. At this time, please find solutions to fix the problem 'VMware Mac OS X doesn't recognize iOS device'.

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It’s becoming hard to obtain a licensed copy of Windows XP. Yet, many IT professionals, including malware analysts, like having Windows XP in their virtualized labs. After all, Windows XP is still running on numerous personal and business systems. Fortunately, you can download a virtualized instance of Windows XP from Microsoft for free if you are running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate on your base system. (A variation of this approach seems to work on Windows 8.1, too.)

Microsoft calls this virtualized instance of Windows XP “Windows XP Mode,” and distributes it in the Windows Virtual PC format. If you prefer to use VMware Workstation or VMware Player instead of Virtual PC, follow instructions below.

First, download Windows XP Mode from Microsoft. You’ll need to go through the Windows validation wizard to confirm you’re running a licensed copy of the appropriate version of Windows 7. You’ll have the option of downloading and installing Windows Virtual PC software, but you don’t need it if you’ll be using VMware.

Next, install the downloaded Windows XP Mode executable. The installation wizard will give you a chance to specify where the files installed, placing them in “C:Program FilesWindows XP Mode” by default. This folder will contain, among other files, the 1GB+ file “Windows XP Mode base.vhd” representing the hard drive of the Windows XP virtual machine.

Then, launch VMware Workstation or Player. Go to the File > Import Windows XP Mode VM menu.

VMware will launch the wizard that will automatically create the Windows XP VMware virtual machine using the Windows XP Mode files you installed in the previous step.

Using VMware Workstation or Player, power on the Windows XP Mode virtual machine that VMware created.

Lastly, go through the Windows XP setup wizard within the new virtual machine the same way you would do it for a regular Windows XP system.


At this point, you should have a VMware virtual machine running Windows XP. It will be connected to the network using the VMWare “NAT” mode, so if your base system has Internet access, so would the virtual machine.

Install Mac Os In Vmware

If using VMware Workstation, take a snapshot of your newly setup Windows XP virtual machine, in case something goes wrong later.

Vmware Xp Virtual Machine

There two other ways of obtaining Windows virtual machines, both using Windows Virtual PC. In both cases, you can download Windows Virtual PC files and convert them into the VMware format by using VMware vCenter Converter or by using File > Import or Export… in VMware Workstation. You can download Windows XP, Vista and 7 virtual machines from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image page. You can also download Windows XP and Vista VMs from the NIST Federal Desktop Core Configuration FDCC page. You’ll need to supply valid Windows licenses to activate these OS instances; you may be able to use them for some time period in a limited manner without activation.


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