Confused about VMWare Fusion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Grampa Joe, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Grampa Joe macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2006
    If I buy Fusion, do I also have to install Windows on my iMac so I can run Family Tree Maker?
    After reading about Fusion, I still don't have the answer for certain, but I think I need Windows OS, too. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Fusion is just a means to run a virtual machine. Any virtual machine you decide to run within it needs for the OS to be installed, so yes, you need to have a copy of Windows to install. Fusion doesn't come with it.

    You can pick up OEM copies of XP Home/Pro pretty cheap these days, and that's what most people recommend.
  3. Grampa Joe thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2006
    As I suspected. Thanks!

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