New Macbook Air and Trouble with vmware

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by l8rg8r, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. l8rg8r
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    I am hoping someone will be able to help me. I just got a new macbook air 13" and have tried to install vmware today which after some initial trouble worked out okay. Then I tried to load windows 7 and the trouble started. The status of the virtual machine is offline and I am unable to close it without a forced quit and then when I try to turn off the MBA it stalls. I tried deleting the virtual machine and the same thing happened. Has this happened to anyone?
     
  2. brand
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    I have installed VMware Fusion on two different 2011 11" MacBook Airs and both times the process went without incident. The virtual machines were Windows 7 Pro 32-bit and BackTrack 5 32-bit.
     
  3. BigB82
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    how do you install windows considering there is no dvd drive? what is the other software you mentioned you installed and what does it do?
     
  4. philphys
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    VMware (and also Parallels for that matter) lets you install Windows simply from an image file, as if you burn a disk from the image, put it in a (virtual) dvd-drive, and boot from it.
     
  5. KPOM
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    Which version of Fusion are you using? Did you check for updates? Did you install Windows directly in the VM, or are you using a Boot Camp partition? Also, did you let Fusion install VMWare Tools?
     
  6. spyderx
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