How to download and run VMware Fusion on Mac OS

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Are you a Mac user looking to virtualize another operating system on your Mac? If so, VMware Fusion is the perfect tool for the job. VMware Fusion is a virtual machine software that allows you to run Windows, Linux, or other operating systems on your Mac. 

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In this guide, we’ll walk you through downloading and running VMware Fusion on Mac OS so you can enjoy all the benefits of running multiple operating systems on one device. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced user, this post will provide all the information you need to get started. Read on to find out how!

What is VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion is a virtualization software platform that allows you to run multiple operating systems (OS) on your Mac computer. It is used to create, configure and manage multiple virtual machines that run Windows, Linux, and other x86-based operating systems.

With VMware Fusion, you can easily switch between various operating systems without rebooting the computer. This makes it ideal for users who want to be able to run multiple OSs simultaneously on one machine. It also allows for testing applications and services in different environments and configurations, making it a powerful tool for developers.

How Does VMware Fusion Function?

You must first install the virtual machine (VM) before you can use it. VMware assigns a portion of your system’s disk space, CPU cores, RAM, and other hardware components that the virtual machine requires to function efficiently throughout the installation process.

Once the installation is complete, you may launch the operating system from a window on your host machine, a Mac. The virtual machine files are all saved on your Mac’s hard drive. To operate a virtual machine, you must launch macOS and then VMware Fusion. Once you’ve done that, you may switch between the virtualized OS and macOS at any moment.

How VMWare Fusion should be installed

The VMware installation procedure is relatively simple. You only need to download the DMG file and install the VMware application on your PC. However, to ensure that the virtual machine runs well, ensure that your computer fulfills the necessary system requirements. If it does not, there is no assurance that the operating system will operate effectively. Taking these factors into account, the following are the processes for installing VMware Fusion:

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Step 1: Boot macOS on your Mac. Locate the VMware Fusion installation file in Finder, and double-click this file to open the installer. Wait until the installer opens.

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Step 2: When you see the VMware Fusion installer window, double-click the corresponding icon to install VMware Fusion.

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Step 3: Enter the credentials of your macOS user account to grant administrative privileges to the installer, and hit OK to continue.

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Step 4: End User License Agreement (EULA), and click Agree to continue.

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Step 5: If you have a license key, enter it in the appropriate field. If you do not, I want to experience VMware Fusion 12 Professional for 30 days. Then click Continue to proceed.

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Note: The macOS security notification messages will pop up. You have to allow all access needed for macOS VMware Fusion to work properly. It might prompt you to input a password.

Step 6: To Grant access to this application in Security & Privacy preferences, located in System Preferences. Then click Open System Preferences.

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Step 7: Once the Security & Privacy window opens, in the Privacy tab you can see that VMware Fusion is not selected in the list of allowed apps and is inactive.  Click the Padlock in the lower left corner to unlock the window.

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Step 8: Now the privacy settings are unlocked. Select VMware Fusion in the list of allowed apps (select the corresponding checkbox).

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Now you can close the Security & Privacy settings window. VMware Fusion is now installed, and you can run the application.

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