Well today I decided to install Windows XP with VMWare. Well I ran into a problem and its down right horrible if you can't find the problem. The issue apparently has something to do with Avast on the main OS. If you have hardware-assisted virtualization enabled it slows Windows XP to a crawl. Now for us to fix this we are going to disable it. Its not the safest thing to do but until Avast seems to fix this problem its the only way we will be able to run Windows XP fluently.
So first were going to open Avast from the taskmanager and click settings.
In this next window to troubleshooting uncheck "enable hardware-assisted virtualiztion" as seen in the photo
So the warning pretty much states that if you run a virtual os that any virus that it contains may leak into your main OS. Also in order to get this to work after unchecking you'll need to restart the computer.
Ever have the 0xc0000022 pop up on you when you want to play an old game. There is a fix for that and all it is, is enabling Direct Play. A feature that is no longer used in modern games but most of our favorite classic PC titles.
So to enable Direct Play on Windows 10 and possibly other Windows operating system is going to control panel and opening Program and Features. After that you need to open "Turn Windows features on or off". Next go to "Legacy Components" and select Direct Play and make sure its checkmarked. Press "OK" then it will install the component and after that your game should load.
Well I decided to do a tutorial on this cause there is very much available on the web on how to install the Indeo Video Codec. Now of course you might be wondering why its important to install the codec. Some older games used the codec for FMV's and on modern systems Indeo is no longer the go to codec. So today were going to install the codec on a modern machine so you can play your favorite game.
There is only one step:
Right click command prompt using the Cortana Search or Run on other Windows operating systems and Run as Administrator. then type: cd C:\Windows\SysWOW64 "if your a 32bit OS user you can skip this step" press enter then type: regsvr32 ir50_32.dll - press enter if you want to undo then type: regsvr32 /u ir50_32.dll The information came from Seven Forums by the user Shark007 and was slightly edited by me. You can find Shark007's post @ https://goo.gl/iUgQmD