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Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion

By : Michael Roy
Book Image

Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion

By: Michael Roy

Overview of this book

Running Windows on your Mac can seem complicated, but this book will make things easy by showing you how to get the most out of VMware Fusion. Having a virtual copy of Windows on your Mac can let you make a secure backup of your files and run Windows applications, which makes your computer more versatile. This book will show you how to start running Windows on your Mac, with practical examples of how to keep your Virtual Machine secure, backed up, and running smoothly. You will learn about the new features of VMware Fusion 6 and where to get help and support for the software when you need it. This book will walk you through what you need to know to safely and securely run Windows on your Mac. It then proceeds to show you how to upgrade to Windows 8, and shows you how you can seamlessly switch between Windows 7 and Windows 8 using snapshots. Next, it covers all that you need to know to safely and securely run Windows on a Mac computer with Intel processors. You will also learn how to manage your Virtual Machine backups and keep your VM safe. The recipes in this book will give you a helpful head start in getting the most out of VMware Fusion 6.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

"I'm stuck, now what?" (Simple)

If you run into trouble, here's a great set of resources to look up.

Getting ready

To call VMware, it's good to have a My VMware account first. If you purchased Fusion directly from VMware, you're good. If you bought a box copy somewhere else, make sure you register your copy of Fusion at before calling.

How to do it...

The following is a list of basic resources that you can use to help you get set up. These resources are also very handy in case you run into any issues while using the software:

  1. Register VMware Fusion at

  2. Go to VMware Fusion Community Forums at

  3. Go to the VMware Fusion Resources at

  4. View free support offerings for Fusion and Workstation, available at

  5. Call VMware directly at 1-877-486-9273 (1-877-4-VMware).