Is there a way to boot up only in Windows in VMware Fusion?

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  1. dbyway macrumors member

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    I was wondering if there's a way to boot up only using either Windows or OS X using VMware Fusion. I want to be able to utilize my hardware at its full potential while playing Steam games. Is this possible?
     
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    No. Use Boot Camp and tell VM Ware to use the Boot Camp partition for Windows.
     
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    Not possible if you need OSX just a swipe away. Bootcamp sounds like what you need though.
     
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    I did try Bootcamp earlier and ran into the problem I'm running into now. After I select my Windows 7 ISO it gets stuck right here.. any ideas?
     

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    You need to create a bootable medium, DVD or USB flash memory thumb drive, as an .iso file is not bootable.

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  8. dbyway thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry I forgot to mention that I did in fact choose a USB
     
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    Then the question is: how did you create that install medium? Did you use a guide? Has search brought up nothing useful?
     
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    Well it looks like other people have had similar problems with a search, "stuck at about 40%" but nobody has had an answer to the problem.
     
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    Then maybe explain your situation in more detail, for example what steps you have taken to get the .iso file onto the USB flash memory thumb drive and so on.
     
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    Here's the process. Then it gets stuck at around 40%.
     

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    Ah ha! After about 25 minutes it started to move again. Just gotta wait it out a bit and don't worry if it's not moving.
     

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