How to run virtual machine in MacBook created in external harddisk from PC running Windows XP Home?

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I wanted to transfer my Windows XP Home applications and setup to my MacBook running on Leopard OS. After using the free VMware Converter on my PC to create a virtual machine (VM) in an external harddisk and copying it to my MacBook, I realised something else is needed to run it. Do I need to buy and install a new Windows XP Home OS in my MacBook using BootCamp and then install the free VMware Player or Server to run the imported VM?

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One solution would be to buy a new copy of XP (and unfortunately, the current Microsoft license states that it would have to be a separate OS license) and install the free VMware Player (or Server) to run the VM. Another alternative would be to keep Mac OS on there and use VMware Fusion (http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/). I’ve never used fusion myself (focusing on windows/linux), but it is the Mac equivalent of VMware Workstation.

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  • B4noesis
    Parallels does the job but gobbles up resources in Coherence mode. Coherence mode gives a seamless appearance that all is running via MacBook Pro and Apple programs. However, if no one has a solution to that other than purchasing additional memory from Apple, I'll have to forgo the look.
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