Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Windows7 NIC on VMware

This week i tried installing Windows 7 on a Virtual Machine(VMWare) and all the installation went fine without any issue. But once the installation is complete and I tried to connect to my network and there I found that Windows 7 was not detecting the NIC. After debugging and googling a while, I found that NIC emulation is not proper. So I edited the .vmx file of the machine to have ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000" at its end and still problem persisted. Then I found a silly mistake that i didn't install VMWareTools :( after installing that, everything started working fine :)