Multiple lion users: Fusion but no Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ozoneraider, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. ozoneraider macrumors newbie

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    Using Lion, I installed Fusion 4 and then Windows 7. Works great - but only for me. When I switch users (to my wife), Fusion is there but the Windows O/S is missing. What's up?
     
  2. mainstay macrumors 6502

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    the fusion virtual machine is likely being saved to your own personal home directory.

    move it to a location that your wife has access to...

    but make sure you shutdown/suspend your copy before your wife opens it...

    or if you have lots of space... give her a copy of the install.


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    hmmm - or another approach would be to move that copy of Windows to a shared account that you both use called something like "Shared Windows"... that way you both only access the same Windows from that one account....
     
  3. ozoneraider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just expect this stuff to work, so please help me out. How do I find the VM and where should I move it? Currently, Fusion is running but the VM is shut down.

    Update: Is this it? username/documents/virtual machines. It says Windows 7 x64.
     
  4. mainstay macrumors 6502

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    so what is it that you are trying to do?

    how would you like it to function?
     
  5. ozoneraider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem solved using the information here.

    I saw this info earlier but I had no idea how to find the VM file. Mainstay, thanks for making me think about it a different way!
     
  6. mainstay macrumors 6502

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    awesome - glad you got it... and thank you for sharing back that link... some good information there.
     

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