Fusion and Windows

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MedMacbook, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. MedMacbook macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2010
    I have a Macbook (13 inch Alum. body, 2009). I would like to add Fusion and Windows on to my computer. With that said, if I add them, is there still a chance I could get a virus on my computer? And, If I decided to uninstall windows, can I do that and how? WOuld I need to get rid of Fusion too? I am a new Mac user and a student, so I need to figure these things out. I have no idea what fusion is and the questions I asked above. If anyone could help me, that would be great. And, any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.:eek::apple:
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Yes, you can get viruses by using Windows via Fusion, but only Windows viruses, as there are NO Mac OS X viruses, and Windows viruses can't hurt/damage Mac OS X.

    To remove a Windows virtual machine you can just delete the VM file in Users/YOU/Documents/Virtual Machine.

    Please search before you post something that has been posted several times already.
    MRoogle is quite a good tool to search this forums.

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ - text
    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ - videos
    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ - text
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343 - keyboard shortcuts
  3. XxEjGxX macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2009
    the windows CAN get viruses, but they cant pass over into the mac side [​IMG]
  4. MedMacbook thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2010
    Thank you

    Thank you very much for your suggestions.
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    The great part about using a Windows VM in Fusion is that after you install Windows and get it running well, you take a snapshot of this 'good' configuration. In the future, if you run into any problems, simply revert back to the snapshot and all the viruses/problems disappear.

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