Missing hard drive when creating WinXP VM with VMWare on a Mac?
Posted on 2009-05-19
Here's my situation:
> I have a WinXP OEM install that I have been desparately trying to get onto a Mac
> I created an image and attempted to create a VM with VMWare Fusion.
> Not knowing that an OEM is not a retail, I did not realise that I got only half a license. So, when I tried to enter the activation from the previous PC intall, it clearly did not work.
> I went out and bought retail WinXP. I tried entereng the key from the newly purchased program and it did not work.
> I see that you can use the WinXP retail and run a repair, which I did.
> When I tried to boot from the CD and run repair, I run into the isuue in which the WinXP Pro Setup runs into the issue that "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer."
So, how do I get to the point that the hard drives on the MacBook Pro can be "seen" by setup?
One desparately frustrated novice user.