Fusion 3 Sucks (on 1st Gen Mac Pro running bootcamped 64-bit Win 7)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by akadmon, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    Check out the Fusion forums. I too throw in my-1. Under Fusion Aero is a joke! It brings back the (bad) memories of Virtual PC in the mid 90s.

    Hopefully this will be fixed in the next 30 days, otherwise I'm not upgrading. I'll run Win 7 under Boot Camp for Office 2007, and Win 2K under Fusion 2.05 (yes, I'm going back to 2.05!) for Quicken.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I'm running VMWare Fusion 3 on my Rev C MacBook Air and it's running pretty smoothly. On my dad's iMac, it's also running Fusion 3 with a virtual Windows 7, dedicated 3GB out of total 6GB DDR2. We have no problems whatsoever, it's pretty speedy but Aero does slow it down a bit, especially on the air but it's not painfully slow.
     
  3. akadmon thread starter macrumors 68010

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    I'm glad it works for you. For me it doesn't. Computers are complicated things, subject to many many variables. There is no such thing as "standard" behavior.
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    What problems are you experiencing anyways? If it's Aero, have you looked at the system requirements?

    http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-10959
     
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  7. Rad macrumors regular

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    Fusion 3 activation issues

    Also running the same setup of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit in Fusion 3 on a 2006 Mac Pro. I do have lots of RAM - 12 GB, large fast hard drives and an upgrade video card - nVidia 8800. I am running Win 7 from a bootcamp partition. Although the overall performance of Win7 in Fusion is acceptable without much interface lag, it is nowhere are fast as in bootcamp. The real problem is activation - if I follow the official VMWare instructions and I get into a loop of activation and re-activation if I boot from bootcamp then use it in Fusion. I have not spent too much time with a true Fusion VM made from the bootcamp partition, but other than needed it's own activation, performance appears similar.
     

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