How to enable audio output in Windows VMware application

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Hi all, I have managed to run Windows XP on my 64 bit laptop with the help of VMware application. The operation is smooth and fine. The only problem is that the audio is not working. I cannot listen to any music. The laptop speaker is fine because it works when running Windows 8.1 latest OS. Is there a issue with the virtual machine I have created or it is just the minor limitation of VMware, since it is running on a 64 bit machine? Can anybody also suggest some audio drivers which are windows XP compatible?

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How to enable audio output in Windows VMware application


The VMware Workstation or the virtual machine you created in VMware provides a Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 compatible audio device or soundcard and it supports Windows .NET Server, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Linux guest operating systems. By default, the soundcard or the audio device in the VMware Workstation is disabled.

This is the reason why the audio in the virtual machine you created in your laptop is not working because it is disabled by default. To make it work, it must be enabled in the Configuration Editor. Before enabling the audio device in your virtual machine, make sure your soundcard is installed properly and it is working in the host operating system.

By default, the virtual sound adapter of the virtual machine you created in VMware is not installed. You need to add a virtual sound adapter to the virtual machine you created. To add a virtual sound adapter, click Settings, Configuration Editor, and then select Add. The Add Hardware Wizard should appear. Select Sound Adapter and then click Next. If your computer has more than one soundcard, you can select which one to use for the virtual sound adapter.

Click Finish and then OK to exit the Configuration Editor. You are now finished adding a virtual sound adapter to your virtual machine. Configure the guest operating system to use the virtual sound adapter.

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