Windows Millennium Edition can be installed in a virtual machine using the standard Windows Me CD.
Before installing the operating system, be sure that you have already created a new virtual machine and configured it using the Virtual Machine Wizard.
Use the VMware ESX Server Configuration Editor to verify the virtual machine's devices are set up as you expect before starting the installation. For example, if you would like the Windows Me Setup program to install networking services, be sure that a virtual Ethernet adapter is installed in the virtual machine's configuration. VMware also recommends that you disable the screen saver on the host system before starting the installation process.
To install Windows Me into a virtual machine:
Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.
The VMware ESX Server sound device is disabled by default and must be enabled with the Configuration Editor (Settings > Configuration Editor) after the operating system has been installed.
On a Linux host with an XFree86 3.x X server, it is best not to run a screen saver in the guest operating system. Guest screen savers that demand a lot of processing power can cause the X server on the host to freeze.
Back to top
© 2001-2002 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved.