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VMware Workstation – No Experience Necessary by Sander Van Vugt

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Working with hardware

Each virtual machine has hardware assigned. You have selected the hardware that you want to use while creating the virtual machine. On an installed virtual machine, you will frequently modify hardware settings as well. On some occasions, it will be necessary to assign a new virtual hardware but common tasks such as booting from a CD-ROM requires some specific action as well.

Booting your virtual machine from a CD-ROM

There are different ways to boot a virtual machine. You can either use a physical CD-ROM or a DVD disk or as an alternative, you can boot from an ISO file. Using ISO files is useful, as you don't have to make sure the physical disk is present for all operations you want to perform.

To tell your virtual machine where ...

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