When you initially set up your virtual machine, vmware asks you what type of operating system you are installing. It may cause issues if you didn't do that or accidentally selected the wrong one. Also, be certain that the disk image you are using is good. If you ripped the ISO file from a CD make sure the disk isn't scratched and try doing it again. Let me know if it works.
how did you get vmware to know that it was win xp because mine says: Could not detect which operating system is in disk image.You need to specify which operating system will be installed please please help me i can never get it to work 🙁
this is the key to vmware workstation: 4A62F-FU00N-VZM78-ZKCQK-8297E
1F6VP-AQ20J-GZ4U0-NT17P-8305J copy the whole thing 🙂