Hi! And Can someone please help with VM Fusion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cld111, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. cld111 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2012
    Hi everyone! I have been lurking in here for a while, but I decided to register because I really need help and everyone on here seems so smart and friendly!

    I just got a Macbook Air (which I'm in love with, by the way!), but I have a job where I need to use Internet Explorer. (I have to use IE. There is no other option, unfortunately. I cannot use Chrome or FireFox, as much as I want to...)

    So, I purchased VM Fusion with my mac, but I just don't have any idea what I'm doing with it.

    My PC already has windows installed, so I don't have a physical copy of it. And even if I did, I don't have a CD drive in my mac.

    I think my only option is to migrate from an existing computer. The problem is, I have to do it via wireless because my macbook does not have an ethernet port. And it seems like this option may take forever, and may not even work at all.

    Help! Do I have any options here? It's such a pain in the butt just for IE, but I have no choice if I want to keep working my job.

    Thank you in advance!!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    If your Windows PC has a Gigabit Ethernet port, get the Thunderbolt<>Ethernet adapter from Apple. If your Windows PC only has a 10/100 Ethernet port, the USB<>Ethernet adapter should suffice.
    Both are available via the Apple Online Store.
  3. Cliff3 macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    Use VMWare converter to do a physical to virtual (P2V) conversion on the physical machine. This will create a virtual disk file that you can copy to your Mac and import into Fusion.

  4. cld111 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2012
    Thank you so much! I think I will try option #1 (using an usb / ethernet adapter - that could come in handy anyway...). Option #2 seems too advanced for my non-techy brain. :)

    I appreciate the help!

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