How to extract the Windows XP virtual machine from the "VMs14" DVD

These are instructions to prepare a virtual Windows XP machine for the projects.

You need these two programs installed on your computer:

VMware Player -- get it here

7-Zip: get in here

There are several files on the DVD. The only one you need is WinXPSP3.7z.

Copy that file to your computer, right-click it, and extract it with 7-zip.

Then open the extracted .vmx file in VMware Player.