Windows XP Sound Issues on VMware Workstation Player

  1. microneppy's Avatar
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home

    Windows XP Sound Issues on VMware Workstation Player


    On VMware Workstation Player 12.5.2 (free for non-commercial usage), I am having issues in Windows XP virtual machines with the sound.

    The sound output by the VM sounds poor, extremely crackled and laggy. Not having this issue in Windows Vista or Windows ME, only XP.

    ISOs are all clean copies and work absolutely fine on VirtualBox 4.3.x, so it is not an ISO issue, more or less a problem with VMware.

    Can't sign up to the VMware forums to ask this, because I am not part of a company (hence why I am using the non-commercial usage version), and can't fill in some of the info it requires for me to register there, so decided to ask here. Googling seems to show this is specific to Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

    Any suggestions please? Thanks. :)
      My Computer

  2. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 10,774
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Hi there

    This can sometimes happen if the volume on the HOST OS is set too high or you have the GUEST volume set too high (or a combination of both).

    Ensure also you've installed VMware tools on the GUEST (XP) system.

      My Computer

  3. microneppy's Avatar
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    The VMware tools are installed. The volume on both of them is set to the defaults, but I'll try lowering the volume on the guest OS first, and then the host.
      My Computer


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20.
Find Us

Windows 10 Forums