How to install Windows 7 on VMware Fusion

January 25th, 2009 by jason Leave a reply »

The VMware Fusion team has put together a great “how to” guide for installing Microsoft Windows 7 (beta) on VMware Fusion on Mac.  Complete with screenshots and detailed explanations, this resource should have you up and running Windows 7 in no time.

I’m hearing from various people in the trenches that Windows 7 on a VM runs very well, better than Vista, and one report says with as little as 512MB RAM.  Sometimes it’s hard to tell if people are more excited about running the new Windows OS as a VM, or the fact that the Windows promise land that Vista never provided may be right around the corner.

Check it out!


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  1. dandyman says:

    I did a similar blog post a few days ago here. There is not nearly as much detail as the Team Fusion post, but I had only intended to document the “gotchas” I encountered. When none materialized, I chalked it up as a win and marched on.

    Normally when new versions of Fedora, RHEL, or Ubuntu come out I almost always run in to problems with tools and the occasional kernel bug. I was pretty stunned when this one went like a charm.

  2. As if I ever need Windows when using my Mac 😉

  3. Mike says:

    I have installed windows 7 with Vmare 3 but I am not able to connect with network

  4. Judy says:

    I have installed Windows 7 on VMWare Fusion 2, and also cannot connect with the network using NAT.

  5. Snakester says:

    What are the recommended CPU and RAM settings for running Windows 7 in VMware Fusion 3.0.1 on a Mac OS X 10.6.2 having 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 4GB 1067MHz RAM?