How can I connect to my virtual machine?

Usman Mubashir September 13, 2012
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I just installed Windows XP on my virtual machine using MS Virtual Machine. I could not connect it to my home PC. I wanted to share setups of some games that run only on Windows XP. Please help!

  1. FIDELIS
    September 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Hello, you have to make sure to bridge your internet connection in the virtual machine.

    Bridging a connection:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/hnw_bridge_install.mspx

    Also make sure that your installation in your virtual machine belongs to same group as your host computer.

  2. Rich Mc.
    September 15, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Heres another site to check into.
    Networking and Using Windows XP Mode
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/windows_vpc/archive/2009/09/26/networking-and-using-windows-xp-mode.aspx

    Hope it helps

  3. HLJonnalagadda
    September 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    The bridged network works best for gaming.

  4. Dave
    September 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    You have to go to the settings scroll down to the network expand it and click bridge mode.

  5. julien croy
    September 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I would use virtual box instead its much much better, and easier to use

  6. Karan Patwardhan
    September 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    You can use shared folders feature of MS Virtual Machine....But i strongly suggest on using virtualbox or vmware....

  7. Brian Kyle
    September 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Are you able to see USB devices from your VM?

  8. GrrGrrr
    September 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    The bridge mode is for connecting to network/internet.

    I think you want to know how to access your setup files. You should copy then to the virtual XP.

    Btw- I would suggest you on using VMplayer for virtual machine.

  9. ha14
    September 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    check that you don't have the firewall activated on the Virtual Machine.

    Networking and Using Windows XP Mode
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/windows_vpc/archive/2009/09/26/networking-and-using-windows-xp-mode.aspx

    Configure networking for virtual machines
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449441(v=ws.10).aspx

    Bridged networking mode
    http://download.parallels.com/desktop/v4/docs/en/Parallels_Desktop_Users_Guide/22251.htm
    Bridged will give it an IP from your network

    If you are worried about security of the Virtual Machine, or network, then you may have to use NAT

  10. Souheil Bahhady
    September 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Try Bridged networking mode in the VM-settings

    • Usman Mubashir
      September 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      how do you do that?

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