VMWare Issues with Downgrade from Vista to XP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by XRogue101789, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. XRogue101789 macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2008
    I just downgraded my Boot Camp Partition from Vista Business to XP Pro SP2, and now my VMWare Fusion doesn't recognize the boot camp partition

    This is what it says:Cannot open the disk '/Users/Jay/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines/Boot Camp/%2Fdev%2Fdisk0/Boot Camp partition.vmwarevm/Boot Camp partition.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. Reason: The partition table on the physical disk has changed since the disk was created. Remove the physical disk from the virtual machine, then add it again.

    Anyone have any idea how to fix this problem?
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
  3. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2003
    You are going to need to delete your virtual pc in VMware and re-add it.
  4. Orlok macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2008
    and here's how

    Getting VMWare Fusion to Recognize the Change
    After the upgrade, VMWare Fusion couldn't start the VM that was based on the physical BootCamp partition, because the partition table was different. It recommended removing and re-adding the disk to the VM config file, but there's an easier way. I simply deleted the VM config file (/Users/[your_user]/Library/Application Support/VMWare Fusion/Virtual Machines/Boot Camp/[your /dev/disk#]/Boot Camp partition.vmwarevm), and then let VMWare Fusion rebuild the VM file... That did the trick, and I just hit cancel to avoid re-installing the VMWare tools (since they're already installed).


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