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  1. OK! All seems to be working well. I downloaded the .iso you linked me to, created a folder for it, expanded it, and was then able to browse for it and get the correct path into the box. Connecting to it in the guest works as it should. I now have a "z" drive that is accessible by the guest. Thanks for the help.
  2. I went through the "reinstall" Tools process. It gave me the opportunity to make changes to the features installed. I did not change anything. Just clicked "next" and "finish". The .iso path in the box did not change and I cannot find any .iso files on the host system that pertain to vmware. Maybe since I didn't change anything, nothing new was actually installed. Maybe I should remove them and reinstall? Not sure that it is relevant but, the invalid path that I now have in that box cannot be changed apparently without knowing the correct path. I Even tried to delete it altogether and it is not accepted to be saved. I tried to remove the cd dvd item from the list and save. As soon as I put it back, the invalid path is still there. Maybe this is not important to solving the problem. Do I even care about having a virtual CD DVD? I did find a .vmware folder. However, it only contains a "preferences" file that appears to contain all of the preference settings. The invalid CD DVD path setting is there. I wonder if deleting that line would blank the box? As you can tell, I know enough to get into trouble but, not how to get out of it. If OK, lets solve the CD DVD issue. I'll deal with the shared folders later.
  3. It appears that the problem was that I didn't have a virtual cd dvd set up. I added that to the options list and was then able to download and install "Tools". As you can see from the dxdiag image, the proper driver is now installed and the Windows app that needs OpenGL ver 3 is now working. Thanks. In configuring settings for the virtual CD DVD, it is looking for a path to the .iso. I can't find where the Tools install put the .iso and I can't figure out what to put in that box. Also, I would like to connect to a folder on the host where I put my data. How do I set that up? Again, I don't find the VMWare instructions clear. Thanks for your help.
  4. Sorry for the long delay in getting back to this. I appreciate your help. Below are the two pages from the "dxdiag" command. I can't give you the log file right now as I can't figure out how to configure my guest to access host files. I'll log on again from the host and add in another reply. cdob, It appears that I am currently running in vga mode. I believe that "Tools" are installed. They are set to update automatically.. Trying to update manually indicates that they are "up to date" I don't know how to use them to change the display driver to svga. VMWare instructions are not clear on that point. OK. I added the log file below. Added Note: I just noticed VMWare Pro information that states that it supports Direct x 10.1 and Opengl 3.3. Does that imply that Workstation Player does not? vmware.log
  5. Using an app I downloaded from Microsoft I ran a check on Win7 drivers and it said all is up to date. Thanks
  6. Thanks. I have used it. I haven't yet learned to like it. All model files are stored on the Trimble cloud; no choice. However, they are downloadable able by logging onto Trimble's site. Not sure if you can work with them again after download. Also, I don't find it as easy to use. Version 16 which will run on virtual Win 7, is much better. I may be forced to stay with ver 16.
  7. I installed a new virtual Windows 7 machine using VMWare. Sketchup 18 will still will not run due to Opengl not being ver 3.0 or greater. I tried inserting the line "mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = "TRUE" " into the file ~/.vmware/preferences (as suggested in one of the above links). That didn't work either. I can only assume that the problem is Win 7. Maybe if I upgrade it to Win10??
  8. Thanks for all the help and advice. I can't say that I understood everything you gave me but, it appears that limitations in Virtualboc is at the root of the problem. According to the comments within the last link above, VMware Player should solve my problem. I'll give it a try. Thanks again.
  9. I dual boot Win10 and Linux on my Thinkpad T540p. Within Linux, I run Win7 in Virtualbox for the purpose of running some windows based CAD programs. One of those, Sketchup, when run returns a message that says it must have OpenGL 3.0 or higher. I have tried updating the drivers but, get a message that the existing driver is the best. Interestingly, when I install and run Sketchup in Win10, it works just fine. That makes me assume that the problem has something to do with Win7 but, I suppose, it could also have something to do with Virtualbox. Anyone have any suggestions? You might ask, why don't I just run it in Win10. I use Linux most of the time and I can easily switch back and forth between it and Virtualbox when needed. I need to reboot in order to switch between Win10 and Linux. Of course, that is what I do when I have to.
  10. If I move the image into another folder, will the "recovery" program be able to find it if/when it comes time to use it? I've looked using a partitioning program and see a 15 MB fat16 partition labeled "DellUtilities". A second partition is almost 40 GB ntfs labeled "RECOVERY". I don't know if the second is left over from Win7 or if the Win10 upgrade put it there. Is there any way to tell?
  11. I want to create an image backup of a Win10 system that was upgraded from Win 7. I have opened "Backup and Restore" in the control panel and selected "Create Image Backup". I have also created a folder on my external harddrive for the purpose. While setting it up for the image, I find two curious things: 1. It does not find my folder on the external harddrive, but "wants" to put the image in root (I want to separate it from other backups). How can I get it to save into the folder I want? 2. My image will be of the C drive, but it insists that "RECOVERY" be included. I may be wrong, but my impression is that the upgrade from 7 to 10 did not change the win7 recovery partition. Am I correct and is this the same as the "RECOVERY" that will be included in the image?
  12. Thanks for the advice. I think I'll not concern myself with that one file.
  13. Yeh. I kinda figured something like that. I guess the question is: should I be concerned about it? As I said, the resulting disk booted and XP installed OK. Is there a work-a-round to get that file to integrate? The file doesn't seem to be of much consequence. However, without making a huge issue of it, I'm shooting for sort of an XP archive disk and it won't be complete without it.
  14. I'm a first time poster here. I'm not real technically astute. Mostly just follow directions. I hope this hasn't been answered already. My search found lots of questions/answers regarding shutdowns but nothing specific to my issue. I have successfully made a slipstream of WinXP sp3 with just critical updates and thought I would try one with all updates. I downloaded the latest update file from WUD. Starting with my original XP sp1 disk and nLite, I inserted sp3 and the entire update list in the appropriate places. I made very few changes in the tasks area; inserted my product key, deleted foriegn languages and keyboards, and insterted time zone and region information. Nothing in tweaks. The integration went smoothly for a while including the WMP11 updates. Soon thereafter, a message came up that said "windowsmedia11-kb928788_x86-intl.exe-DLL initialization failed" and a second message that said that nLite needed to shut down yes/no. I clicked OK for the first and No for the second and the integration proceeded as it should. I was able to make an ISO and a bootable disk. It loaded onto a virtual machine OK and seems to run OK except it does seem to run somewhat slower that the version with only critical updates. According to Microsoft, kb928788 corrects an issue in WMP11 that might occur under certain circumstances. So, I'm not sure if is a signifacant loss or not. Also, if it is an update for WMP11, why didn't it get integrated by the WMP11 integrator like the others. Maybe that was the problem?
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