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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Create a Virtual Machine in Fusion

Fusion lets you configure a new virtual machine and install Windows in it in a single procedure. To create a virtual machine and install Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Launch VMware Fusion (in /Applications).

  2. If you're running Fusion for the first time, you may see a Welcome screen. If so, click the Create New Virtual Machine button at the bottom; otherwise, choose File > New.

    The New Virtual Machine Assistant appears.

  3. Insert your Windows installer disc.

    The window changes to show the version of Windows on the disc (as long as it's Windows XP or later).

    Note

    Air apparent: Having trouble with Step 3 on a MacBook Air? See the sidebar Installing Windows on a MacBook Air (p. 106).

  4. Leave Install This Operating System selected, ...

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