Solved VMware Fusion -- creation of vm without a disk image

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andynic

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Hi,

Background:

I just downloaded VMware Fusion 10 on my new Macbook (Mac OS high sierra 10.13).

I am using an old version of VMware Fusion on my desktop Mac with a VM running Window XP Professional (yes, very old but convenient for my purpose and not connected to the internet for security).

As crazy as it may come across, I wish to duplicate the configuration on my Macbook.

There is no DVD player on the Macbook. There is one on the desktop Mac. So I tried copying the XP installation disk onto a memory stick to try to do the installation on the Macbook. It doen't work since the VMware Fusion VM creation wizard asks you to drag and drop a disk image onto it.

Question:
Short of buying an external DVD player for my Macbook, can anyone suggest a way to create the VM that I want?

Thanks for your help.
Andynic

Thanks for your help.

Andynic
 

zx10guy

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Get some software to generate an iso file image of the DVD.
 

andynic

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Thanks for your quick replies.
Am having problems creating a disk image that works. Will send a doc with some screenshots in a few days.
 

andynic

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Have decided not to install Fusion on my laptop.
Apologies for the delay in getting back.
 
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