MacBook Air :: VMware Fusion With Windows XP Without Super Drive?
May 13, 2008
I do NOT have the superdrive and would like to install windows XP pro on my MBA with VMware Fusion. I've tried making .dmg, .iso, & .cdr images of the windows XP disc but i'm having NO luck with Fusion recognizing the disc image. When I create the new Virtual Machine I select "use disc image" and point to the appropriate disc image file. I keep getting a "no bootable device" error from fusion.
Can somebody who has successfully installed windows on an MBA without using a superdrive give me the step by step instructions you used...I'm getting pretty annoyed at this point.
I have VMWARE and Vista ultimate full edition and do NOT have a super drive. Any ideas on how to go about getting Vista to work in VMWARE because it is not recognizing the disc via "Remote Disc" feature
I have the Windows 7 RC .iso (it's 64bit, I should have that one, right? Macs are 64 bit not 32 bit?) file and I want to install it through my VMware fusion app. Please note, this is NOT the beta for Windows 7, it's the newer RC.
How in the world do I do this? Some online guides say to set it as Windows Server 2008 x64, others say Windows Vista 64.
Could someone take me through the process of installing it? Or link me to a video or proven article? Setup goes through usually but the next time I boot into Windows 7 it tells me there was an installation error and Windows could not find the startup disk.
Okay, so my friend lent me VMWare Fusion 2. And it works perfectly. But my mother, is concerned that it may receive Viruses. Is it likely that it will recieve viruses? I have a firewall and AVG Free Virus Protector on it.
I have Windows 7 installed in VMWare fusion. Is there a way to directly boot from that installation into non-virtualized W7? Would bootcamp or something be able to read and boot from that installation?
I want to boot directly into W7 for gaming. The virtualized performance isn't really cutting it.
I installed Vista Home Premium on a bootcamp partition. When I load it up in vmware, the graphics really take a fall. Is this normal? I have to use the vista basic theme since it won't let me run aero!
Just did a fresh install of Windows 7 RC onto my Boot Camp partition. Using VMWare's Fusion (v2.0.4) to load Windows 7 up on my Mac. However, it blue screens as soon as the Windows 7 logo appears during boot.
I have it set up to emulate "Windows 2008 Server x64" as detailed in VMWare's post to get Windows 7 working.
What's going on..? Any ideas how I can sort this out?
I've accessed my Windows 7 partition but would now like to branch back into Linux territory. I was hoping to hear from your experiences, tips & tricks, etc. with virtual machines, both with Windows 7 and other OSes through VMWare Fusion. Even though I have 4 GB of RAM, should I utilize a 64 bit VM or is it worthless since the VM isn't given enough? Which Linux builds will give me the most drivers and performance otb?
i tried to install bootcamp while i still had vm ware fusion but i got that error saying backup the disk, format the drive into mac osx journaled and restore info back to that disc. So i uninstalled vm ware fusion and got the same error again but when installed vm ware fusion again the windows account was still there with all the files on it.
If i completely remove the windows account from vmware fusion and then intall bootcamp will it work if so how do i remove it.
I am having a problem where whenever I click on a link in say iChat, or Skype or even when im trying to set up Flickr on iPhoto, the webpage link opens up VMware fusion, starts up the OS and opens Internet explorer. I have tried the settings and disabling the sharing folder, but it doesnt work, VMware still opens up. Has anyone else had this problem?
I installed Windows 7 through VMWare Fusion's easy setup. Can I use this existing Windows installation to make a BootCamp partition? I know Windows can be used vice versa (BootCamp first, then VMWare), but I already installed Windows 7 with VMware first.
I wanted to to know and make a post comparing VMware Fusion 3 and Parallels Desktop 5 with the new updates. Which one is better in running multiple OSs at the same time. Do they support hypervisor. Cause i want to create a virtual environment to learn Server 2008 and Mac Os Server. Which one would be better to use VMware Fusion 3 or Parallels Desktop 5. As I said before I want this thread to be used to compare the two programs so if anybody else has question post them more question the better, of coarse if we get answers.
I'm having pretty bad difficulties with Windows 7 and Parallels Desktop. I know it's not supported yet, but some folk have it working. I can boot up, but I can't install Parallels Tools. I changed the Configuration to "Windows 2008 Server" like someone suggested in another forum, but fails to boot up.
Seems like VMWare are offering a better helping hand than Parallels Desktop - and while it is not supported yet by them, they say that if you use Windows 2008 Server Config everything works apart from sound.
So am I best giving it a bash with VMWare's Fusion? 30-day trial for free. But I'd rather try get Parallels working since I paid for it.
i just installed windows 7 on my mac last night over my vista partition, but now my avg firewall was disabled to i had to reinstall avg, got that fixed, but my next problem is vmware fusion. it just doesnt work, it boots into windows 7 but then i get the blue error screen saying something like windows has shutdown due to a blah blah blah...anyway i need this fixed right away, do u guys know how to fix it or know any alternatives besides parallels?
I recently installed a program called ' VM Ware Fusion which is basically like ' parallels '. I got everything to work except it tells me to restart in order for things to take place. Once i restart it asks ' press Ctrl-Alt-Delete ' to begin.
I have a mac key board and only Control and alt is on it, not DEL.
i don't have an external pc key board is there anything I can do ?
I've searched google for hours and not found a workaround for this issue: I have Office 2007 Education and it allows up to 3 activations on 3 separate computers. Currently I have it activated on 2, and I just installed it using bootcamp and activated it successfully. However, I am currently using VMware Fusion and I anticipated being able to load Office without an issue through the virtual machine. Unfortunately, it's now telling me (when loaded in VMware) that I have to activate office 2007 again. Problem is that it has already been activated 3 times, so it's not allowing me. Everything still works fine on bootcamp, but apparently VMware is being treated by office as another physical PC. Has anyone found a successful workaround to this? changing VMware's MAC address to the same as OSX and XP's, but I can't figure out how to do this.
I have a MacBook Pro and sometimes run VMWare Fusion / XP so that I can sync some older Nokia phones I have (that only run on PC Suite).However, my older phones don't utilize cables...you can only sync with Bluetooth or IR.I opened up the Control Panel and looked for a "Bluetooth Devices" icon, but couldn't find one.Then I opened up the Nokia "PC Suite" and Connectivity window and it gave me the option of clicking (ie: selecting to turn ON) Bluetooth and IR, but when I did, it said that this function was not available.What am I missing?My MBP obviously has all the Bluetooth and IR whistles, but when running VMWare Fusion / XP, the computer seems to disavow any knowledge that these options/functionalities are installed and working on the Mac side.
Alright, so I've installed Windows 7 RC on my iMac with Boot Camp. Booting straight into Win everything works fine (I had some issues trying to connect my Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, but it's fine now). I have 3 issues:
1. Firstly, is there any way for me to access my files stored on the Mac partition in Windows (e.g. Music, Videos etc.)? I tried using HFS+ Explorer but it I get stuck at the 'AutoDetect Partition' phase because it says "No HFS+ Partition found". Any ideas?
2. Now I've also got VMWare Fusion running on my Mac, and when I start it, it detects my Windows partition and so I load Windows through it. The OS loads up fine, but for some reason it doesn't detect my WiFi adapter and so the Internet in Windows doesn't work (it works fine via Boot Camp). Is this normal (since maybe the WiFi is already connected through OS X so won't work in Windows at the same time)?
3. Lastly, I've installed the VMWare Tools in Windows, and it seemed to go on without a problem, but for some reason my 'Unity' option doesn't work. The button is there, but when I click it the Win7 window disappears. I figured, OK, probably just loading or something, but nothing happens. The VMWare main screen still shows that Windows is 'Powered On'.
I am using NAT mode on the VMWare Fusion running Windows XP and am not able to get out to the Internet using IE or Firefox. I am able to get out to the Internet just fine from the host OS (Leopard) via Firefox. I can see on the task bar (lower right corner) the network connection lights going but only one of the computer icons light up as if there is a transmit but no receive. Usually if there is transmit and receive I'll see both computer icons lighting up.I've tried doing a ipconfig /release and /renew but to no avail.
From a dos prompt I've tried pinging "yahoo.com" but with no success. The strange thing is that when I used this VMWare image last a few weeks back it was fine. Not sure what's changed.
I used Bootcamp on my new MacBook Pro 15" to install Windows XP Pro. After some troubles everything worked fine. Then I got VMware Fusion (latest version) installed and attached the Windows XP Pro. It did some magic, booted and all was fine. But then the problems started. I could not select any start up disk in the Preferences of Mac OS X, except for Network boot. With the Option key I can select between Mac OS X and Windows XP just fine.
I can boot Mac OS X from the Bootcamp Panel in Windows XP. I tried several things like removing VMware files for the Windows XP thing, removing partitions, but I still couldn't select anything other then the Network boot from the Startup disk in Preferences. In the end I took the install DVD of Mac OS X, used the Disk utility and started all over. I would like to use VMware Fusion to boot the Windows XP partition to do some stuff I can't do in Mac OS X (work related).
I have recently got my first mac, and unfortunately I do have to run Windows-only software at school.
Is it possible to have a Boot Camp partion and a Vmware Fusion at the same time, so that I can run the "small" applications using Vmware Fusion and the applications with high system requirements using Boot Camp?