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Looks good, but I have one question. What exactly does +1 mean as opposed to Agree?
Also, I thought I posted yesterday saying I was in favor of an Agree emoticon, but something happened and my comment was still in the reply window when I signed in today. Maybe I didn't click Submit or something.
I think I solved my WinXP VM issue. Solution found here:
I only had to install the "patch", from within VB, and attached the WinXP.vmdk disk to a VMM-created VM. Booted up as expected, and everything seems to be working fine. Had to "reactivate" due to the significant hardware change, but it's WinXP and it's just going through the motions, I think. Activation successful! Now to figure out how to duplicate VBs "internal network only" functionality and get this VM off the internet! LOL.
As a side note, I've wasted numerous man hours converted vmdk and vdi formats to qcow2, before failing. I thought I had to convert *vmdk and *vdi images to native qcow2 format, but turns out qemu reads those formats just fine, as well as others. Right now, VMM is reading & writing to the disk in vmdk format. Nevertheless, once I'm 100% satisfied, I'll probably convert to qemu's native qcow2 format to avoid any future unforseeable issues. Until then, seems like verifying that VMM boots a vmdk or vdi image is a real time saver before converting. FWIW...
Stay tuned for Win7 and Win10 VMs. Looks like a completely different solution, involving virtio drivers and a virtio.iso image. On to the next one!
Edit #2: spoke too soon. had to do the "patch" AND the Hiren's boot Cd fix HDD controller, AND the suggested registry hack. WinXP is booting again, but insists on looking for drivers for newly found hardware (qemu hw vs. VB hardware). Hoping the virtio drivers iso image will fix that, but at least it's working again (for now)!