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The software giant originally planned to pull the plug in January 2004, but "Microsoft works closely with leading retailers to undertake promotions such as upgrade discounts to encourage users to upgrade to Windows XP," Watson told ZDNet Australia.
This tool restores the network configuration if you upgrade from virtual hardware version 4 to version 7 or higher.Install the latest version of VMware Tools to enhance the performance of the virtual machine's guest operating system and improve virtual machine management.When you power on a virtual machine, if a new version of VMware Tools is available, you see a notification in the status bar of the guest operating system.We have also included links directly to some of our resource pages along with those offered by Microsoft, all of which we feel may help you along with the upgrade.technology, offering business users reliability, manageability, strong Internet support, and support for new hardware devices.Hardest hit by the cancellation of support will be home users and schools, according to Michael Silver, research vice president of client platforms at research group Gartner, who agrees that support has been extended to fight off the threat from Linux.
"Consumers and schools will be most affected by this announcement because they will no longer get security fixes," Silver told ZDNet Australia.
For VMware Player, Fusion, and Workstation virtual machines, if you connected the virtual machine’s virtual CD/DVD drive to an ISO image file when you installed the operating system, change the setting so that the virtual CD/DVD drive is configured to autodetect a physical drive.
The autodetect setting enables the virtual machine's first virtual CD/DVD drive to detect and connect to the VMware Tools ISO file for a VMware Tools installation.
If the guest operating system is a Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 operating system, log in as an administrator.
Any user can install VMware Tools in a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me guest operating system.
If Microsoft sees a Win9x attack in the wild in the next few months, we would not be surprised if they issued a fix--wide-scale outages are not good for their customers or for Microsoft--but since there is no automatic update, users may not be able to get the fix in time," said Silver.