Camille Reeves

Installing Solidworks on a VMware virtual machine

Discussion created by Camille Reeves on Jul 17, 2007
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2007 by John Burrill
I am trying to install SolidWorks 2007 on a virtual machine runningWindows XP SP2.  I am able to increase the memory to 512MB,install Microsoft Excel, and Reader 8 but I don't know whichgraphics driver to install.  On the solidworks website you canlook up what graphics driver you would need depending on theplatform you're using (Dell, Lenovo, IBM, HP, Sun...). Since myWindows OS is running on virtual machine rather than a physicalmachine I don't know which driver to use.  

You can also search for driver you would need based on manufacturerof the video card (nVidia, ATI) but there are sooooo many that Idon't know which one to choose.  Can I grab any of them aslong as they're written for Windows XP?  Is there a specificone I need?  If so, how do I know which one is the rightone.

I would appreciate any help and/or suggestions.